Notations On Our World: On the Cont'd aftermath of #ParisAttacks & Other Thoughts......

As the attackers in Paris are identified, Francois Holland went before a joint session of the French  Parliament to note "France is at War".      The mastermind of the attacks has also been identified.   We here @ #Outsiders have decided not to name him because we would give credence to him.   

There have been 168 Police raids in France and Belgium as every effort is being made to break the network which has been activated.    It was shocking as a rocket launcher was seized in one of the raids in Lyon as France launched attacks on the Daesh Stronghold of Raqqa.  France will also extend the state of Emergency For Three Months as a minute   The Bill will be presented to Parliament Wednesday as the period of mourning continues in France.

Our founder released this on his personal twitter feed earlier this morning:

What is critical to observe is that he was a victim of their madness and he should be one of the voices that must be listened to.   As we went dark in honor of all the victims, our founder took to his personal page at Founder's Corner to reflect upon this by sharing a very perceptive article on the true reality before us.    It was also telling how Haaretz reported on how Belgium seems to be the center of it all.   

 US Presidential Candidates have been weighing in--a sampling of their view is noted below: 

Jeb 2016!
This morning on NBC’s Meet the Press, I spoke about the horrific terrorist attacks that shook the heart of Paris and called for a comprehensive strategy to defeat ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorists. I wanted to make sure you saw it:

These attacks are a stark reminder of the serious threat we face. The Obama Administration’s approach has been weak and incremental, too often viewing terrorism as a law enforcement problem. We need to treat it as a war — to take the fight to the enemy

Like you, I've been deeply disturbed and saddened by the horrific attacks that ISIS carried out last night in Paris. I hope you'll join me in praying for the victims and for the people of France.  We need to stand with our allies in France during this difficult time.

These horrors should be a reminder of the conflict we're engaged in. This is not about mere geopolitical grievances -- ISIS and al-Qaeda and other radical Islamist groups want to destroy our civilization, and they won't be stopped until we deprive them of their safe havens and destroy them.

Watch this video for more of my reaction to these horrifying attacks - and the real reasons why radical Islamists seek to kill us:

As we mourn, we can't lose sight of how important it is for us to take this radical Islamist threat seriously, and do all we can to eradicate it.


Marco Rubio
What must be avoided is simplistic solutions and the blame game as epitomized by some in the US Conservative Movement as noted by the conservative commentator Erick Erickson and with the reaction by The UK Independence party's Nigel Farage accusing British Muslims of disloyalty as the British Prime Minister is speaking right now at London's Guild Hall on the UK response on the security strategy: 

We Must Rethink The Syrian Refugee Problem

“[L]et me not now use Paris to justify what I believed about politics the day before Paris.” It is looking more and more likely that the men who perpetrated the attacks on Paris, at least some of them, came into the country as Syrian refugees. In fact, as more and more news reports are finally...  Read in browser »

Islam is a religion of violence

That’s the theological reality of the religion. Yes, the actual theology does matter and that is why this piece by Joel J. Miller matters. Please go read the whole thing.  Read in browser »

What was also quite welcoming is that the group Anonymous declared war on the Islamic State.  As we here @ #outsiders remember the fallen in Paris and all the conflicts around the World, we here @ #Outsiders affirm what our founder reminded us all of:   We Shall Overcome as we also note the Jewish Prayer For Peace as noted by the Scholar Corey Robin:

May we see the day when war and bloodshed cease,
when a great peace will embrace the whole world.
Then nation will not threaten nation,
and mankind will not again know war.
For all who live on earth shall realize
we have not come into being to hate or to destroy.
We have come into being
to praise, to labor and to love.

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