If there is anybody from New York...I hope you're safe. I'm in total shock. Someone is going to pay for this outrage. Far from being a relisous person, I still find myself praying for the safety of those involved in this tragedy. God help them.
I think all Americans are shook up about this. I'm from Illinois (that is, pretty far from NY) and it still disturbs me. America is known for being safe, and this is the biggest thing to ever happen to us. I think that unfortunately this may not be over. I probably speak for every American when I say that rage over this is an understatement.
I too am from Australia, and can tell you that it has affected us here as well. Watching the news late last night (it happened just before 11pm here), was absolutely shocking, and disgusting that anyone could do this
I can assure you that all the people here in Australia have these poor people and their families in their prayers.
I don't think America will ever shut down but I think it will take many years for it to recover mentally and economically. I just hope that it doesn't start another big war. My prays go out to everyone in NY from SA.