I am deeply upset by the fall of victims in the clashes in Cairo over the weekend. Regardless of anyone’s political or religious affiliation, death should not be celebrated. Whether some may call those who died terrorists or not, they were human beings with families, friends, joys, and pains, and their death should be mourned. If you cannot find it in your heart to feel sorrow at the death of a fellow human being, I would encourage you to search deeper. It is our compassion and concern for others by virtue of their humanity – not their affiliation or their feelings towards us – that makes us most human. Lastly, mourning someone’s death does not give them absolution, it just proves that the mourner can see beyond the flaws of those who died and into their human nature.