My sincere condolences to all French who have endured such a terrible terrorist act as has occurred today. France has endured much worse in the past and I am certain they possess the resolve to Adapt and Overcome whatever issues confront them. Vive la France !
I thought Boris Johnson summed it up nicely when he said that we in London regard Paris as our "sister-city"; we know that it could just as easily have been us, and could be next time. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the people of Paris. The #porteouverte and #dondusang campaigns are inspiring and show how people can rally round at times such as this.
I just spent 2.5 months in a city who's surroundings are being terrorized by a Islamic extremist organization called ADF-Nalu (see here & here). As far as I am aware, this group has brutally massacred over 500 civilians in the past year alone and are responsible for the displacement of many tens of thousands from their homes... despite a tragedy of this magnitude, which is ongoing (on my way back to Bunia last week, we passed a couple of burned out vehicles, still sitting in the road, which had been hit by rockets), I very much doubt many in the West are aware of these terrorists.
This is not to say that one tragedy is greater than another... in the end, I believe the truth of the matter is that each human life is precious... and I mourn because so many people are suffering needlessly at the hands of others... and I mourn because tragedy has struck so close to home for many of us...
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It is a mystery to me how some human beings can be so evil, their depths of depravity knows no bounds, my heart goes out to all those affected by these terrible acts of cowardice and if there is a hell I hope those responsible are roasting there now, we cannot afford to let these sub human savages win, we must stick together.