Friday night, multiple terrorist attacks occurred throughout Paris. Over 100 people were killed and over 300 are hospitalized. ISIS, or the Islamic State, has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The attacks were organized shootings and suicide bombings. The President of France, Francios Hollande, was escorted out of a soccer match before the game was finished. He issued a state of emergency throughout France.
There were seven separate attacks, and they all occurred simultaneously. President Obama addressed the situation, and stated that the United States is “prepared and ready” to assist France in anyway. “This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share,” Obama said.
This was the deadliest attack that has occurred in France since World War II. The world was shocked, filled with grief, and showed united support. Countries across the world have been flying the French flag, and lighting up buildings with blue, white, and red to show their support. No credible threats towards the U.S. have been made following the Paris attacks, but heightened security is in place in major cities like Los Angeles and New York.
Islamic State militants have tweeted spine chilling threats that London could be next, and claimed the Paris attacks were only the beginning. World leaders have met to discuss how to go about combating ISIS going forward. President Obama said efforts towards fighting ISIS will be redoubled, and the United States will peaceful transition from Syria to stop the Islamic State from creating more pain and suffering across the globe.