Attack on Paris

A terrible event has happened this week. If you have not heard about this, you must be living under a rock with no contact with civilization or technology. The obvious event that I am talking about is the recent attacks in France, which is speculated to have caused by the terrorist group ISIS.

On Friday November 13, 2015, a series of attacks occurred in Paris. Starting around 9:20 P.M., an explosion was heard in the stadium, Stade de France, during a soccer game between France and Germany. Just around five minutes later, several gunmen fired upon the Cambodian restaurant, Le Petit Cambodge. At around 9:30 P.M., more shooting occurred at a pizza restaurant near Avenue de la République. At around the same time a second explosion occurred in the Stade de France. At around 9:36 P.M., another shooting happened at another restaurant, La Belle Équipe. A few minutes later at around 9:40 P.M., a suicide bomber bombs a restaurant on Boulevard Voltaire. Around the same time, an explosion occurred near the Bataclan Concert Hall while the band, Eagles of Death Metal, was performing at the hall. Shots were then reported at Bataclan Concert Hall at around 9:49 P.M. At around 9:53 P.M., a third explosion occurred at the Stade de France.

It was stated that there were 129 deaths and 352 wounded and 99 of the wounded were in critical condition. This has been the one of the worst terrorist attacks in Europe in ten years.

This is a truly tragic event. Many innocent lives were killed for no good reason. These terrorists are a menace to society and must be stopped before any more harm is done to innocent citizens. Nobody deserved this.

Fortunately, French President François Hollande has announced that France would go into a “state of emergency” with tightened borders and a mobilized military. American President Obama has made a statement to assist France.

The leader of Isis has made a declaration that they were the ones responsible for the attacks. There is some evidence that points to Isis being the ones who caused this, but there is no hard proof that they were truly the ones that caused it.

Even so, France launched airstrikes two days later on the Isis capital Raqqa, Syria. French President François Hollande considers the attacks to be “an act of war,”and he retaliates with attacks of his own. I do not approve that he attacked without hard evidence even though Isis claimed to have done it, but I am glad he is actually doing something to a group of terrorists.

People are now going about their lives in France in fear for their lives. Flowers have been put of the sites of the shooting. I’m horrified at this event, and I do wish the best for the people in France.


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