Pencils can be seen as a form of freedom fighting. It can draw, it can write, it can plan, it can provoke, it can create war, it can provide peace. It doesn't need batteries but it is interactive. It can be shared between two or more people. Take a pencil in your hand and use it wisely for peace and inspiration.
I don't know enough Islam and religions the world over to say anything. But surely life, in whatever form, is sacred.
requiescat in pace to all that have lost someone