Paris reflections

I picked up an image from the mourning in Paris post the attacks on Charlie Hebdo last year.

In response to the horrible attacks yesterday, Joanne asked on her blog – How could people have so much anger at the world to kill innocent people? What happened that made people want to be a part of a terrorist group where their lives are so unhappy that becoming a human bomb and killing themselves doesn’t matter? Where do we go from here? How do we unite as a world to stop this? As parents how can we feel safe for our families?

There are definitely more questions than answers.

Barack Obama, in his own televised address, said the US stands ready to assist France, its oldest ally. “Those that think that they can terrorize the people of France or the values that they stand for are wrong,” Obama said.

But, as Quartz pointed out in their newsletter this morning, – “Except of course they are not wrong; their terror already has been committed. The question now is how the world responds.”

And, we need a response.

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