[guest post by Dana]
President François Hollande of France said on Saturday that the Islamic State was responsible Analysts said that the nature of the attacks was more in keeping with actions of the Islamic State than with those of Al Qaeda, and the timing and extent of the celebration expressed online by the group’s supporters added weight to the claim.
“Eight brothers, wrapped in explosive belts and armed with machine rifles, targeted sites that were accurately chosen in the heart of the capital of France,” the group said in the statement, “including the Stade de France during the match between the Crusader German and French teams, where the fool of France, François Hollande, was present.”
“Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State,” the statement added, referring to the attacks at the Bataclan concert hall and several districts in Paris.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., the gun control crowd is worried about that sort of “gun violence” happening here. From an actor, to CNN, to a group of moms, the attacks are being shamefully politicized without laying blame where it squarely belongs.
It boggles the mind to realize the full absurdity of the situation when one considers that while radical Islamic terrorists have been forging ahead and terrorizing the West, some leaders still refuse to call them what they are and wrongly assume that “This is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.” Most obviously, all of humanity does not share the same values.
Look, I know it’s tough, but we must not let the horrific massacre of 127 individuals and the wounding of another 180 by radical Islamic terrorists distract us from the very real threats and distressing concerns we here face today: a lack of gun control, climate change, and the hurt feelings of a miserable lot of children on our college campuses. Priorities, people.