I'm not going to go into any great detail, there are many far closer to the individual concerned than myself. All I will say is that they were a well liked and highly respected person who will be sadly missed by all who knew them and remembered by all those whose lives they touched. It saddens me that one of those so called colleagues couldn't wait to phone the local press to pass on the 'news' before the details had been confirmed. It shows a total lack of respect for the family. I just hope the vultures in the media give their family and friends the space they need to grieve.
Having said that I'm incredibly lucky to work with a fantastic bunch people from a wide and diverse ranges of backgrounds, cultures, creeds and beliefs, who will all be as shocked and sadden by these events as I am. It makes about as much sense to judge all Muslims by the actions of one fanatical gunman as it does judge all Christians or white people by the actions of Dylann Roof or Anders Breivik.
Anger and hatred is the principle currency of terrorism and if we allow ourselves to be consumed by it the terrorist will have won and that's not a world I want to live in.