It was confirmed confirmed that seven terrorists died after six blew themselves up and the seventh was shot by the police. Isis has claimed responsibility for the bloody attacks — this was the bloodiest attack on the western hemisphere since 9-11.
Heavily-armed police have evacuated the area around the Paris Eiffel tower and the surrounding Champ de Mars park in a false alarm. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is vowing to “destroy” those behind the rampage across Paris that killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds of others.
So, now life has changed.
: A terrorism-themed movie called “Made in France” that was to hit screens in France on Nov. 18 has been postponed. The movie, directed by Nicolas Boukhrief, tells the story of a journalist who infiltrates a jihadi cell in the Paris suburbs that plans attacks on the French capital.
Best not to upset the terrorists at this time.
: Albania says its interior minister has been threatened by those allegedly supporting the Islamic State group.Minister Saimir Tahiri received an email message Saturday in Albanian saying “Now it’s your turn! The sacred war against those included in the war against the Islamic State has started!”
: Muslim leaders in the United States are condemning the attacks In Paris and offering condolences and prayers for the people of France. He says the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed at least 129, “does not represent Muslims.”
So, who do they represent……. the Irish?
: Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says one of the hostage takers involved in a deadly siege at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris was born in France. He also says a French national was among three people linked to the Paris attacks arrested Saturday morning at the Belgian border.
So, it was “home grown”…….. at least some of it….
: Germany’s vice-chancellor has warned against a crackdown on migrants coming to Europe because of the deadly Paris terror attacks. Sigmar Gabriel says those seeking refuge in Europe shouldn’t be made to suffer just because “they come from those regions where terror is being exported to us and to the world.” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s deputy’s told reporters in Berlin on Saturday that “we stand to protect them too, and to ensure that they don’t have to suffer because murderers in France are threatening people and Europe in the name of a religion.”
So, business as usual.
“The ISIS statement, written in French, made it clear that the attacks—on the national Stade de France stadium and the Bataclan hall—had been carefully crafted to strike while the city was in the throes of its typically raucous Friday evening partying. “Eight brothers carrying explosive belts and guns targeted areas in the heart of the French capital that were specifically chosen in advance,” the ISIS statement said. That included the stadium where “that imbecile François Hollande” was attending a major soccer matach against Germany and at the music concert, where “a party of perversity” was in progress.”
Prime Minister David Cameron is warning his nation to brace for casualties from the attacks in Paris, but he has left the nation’s terror alert warning unchanged. The British leader says the country “must be prepared for a number of British casualties” from the Paris atrocity. He condemned the “brutal and callous murderers”.
According to Al Arabiya English’s Twitter account, ISIS have released a video threatening France. The statement, published in both Arabic and French, threatened further attacks against France “as long as it continues its Crusader campaign.”
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama called the attacks a “heartbreaking situation” and an “attack on all of humanity.”