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Saturday, November 14, 2015

"When Paris' lights went off, the lights of the world went on..."

First of all, I am so incredibly moved and proud of Parisians, just as I was when New Yorkers were courageous and stalwart after 9/11.

If you don't know, Paris was attacked on 6 fronts last night by some terrible human beings, killing mercilessly in the name of Allah. Allah would NOT approve of them or their obscene take on his religion.

It isn't easy to be courageous when there are terrorists killing your fellow citizens, but Parisians were. The first bombs went off outside the cities' soccer stadium, the Stade de France. The gendarmes let the game continue, because they didn't want panic. When they stopped the game and sealed off some of the exits, the Parisians left en masse, but soccer fans sang the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, as they evacuated the stadium. One of the coolest things I have ever seen.


It was indicative of the night to come. More than 150 innocent people were murdered last night. They were murdered in the name of religion. A blasphemy if there ever is one. Religion should be a personal journey, not a cudgel used against others EVER to punish them for not agreeing with you. Religion needs to be taken out of public discourse here, in a land where separation of church and state is a fundamental freedom. This can NEVER change.

There is no excuse for this savagery. I suspect that we now will be going after ISIL, since they claimed the title for worst persons on earth when they announced that this attack was theirs last night, and frankly, it is about time. We cannot let savages destroy lives of innocents in our best and brightest cities. Their scourge on this world must be rooted out and destroyed.

By the way, the photo above is erroneous. Paris turns off the lights in the Eiffel Tower every single evening at one am, but it's a nice display anyway.

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  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59

    Radicalized religion has nothing to do with faith. ISIS is no more true to Islam than the KKK is to Christianity. Hatred, no matter what form it takes never solves a problem.

    I pray for the day when faith, no matter the religion, will bring us all to a mutual respect of humankind. As Marvin Gaye sang, "War is not the answer only love can conquer hate." Will we ever get there or will we self destruct?
    1985 days ago
    1985 days ago
    Very sad and upsetting that this brutal murdering is still going on. Prayers for all invoked involved.
    1985 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    praying for those families having lost so much.........
    we need world peace!!

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    1986 days ago
    Incredible how Muslims can claim this is a holy war!
    1986 days ago
    I agree totally with what you wrote.
    It's also sad that you have to say it but then those that committed those heinous crimes wouldn't listen. They've been brainwashed, some from birth. I'm praying for those who were hurt and those families who lost a loved one.
    1986 days ago
    Such a terrible terrible night....
    1986 days ago
    It was a sad night.
    1986 days ago
    There is something symbiotic about the fact that the colors of the French flag are red, white, and blue, just as ours is. The French people gave us the Statue of Liberty. We should be so aligned with France, and yet we have people here who get their panties in a bunch about the French people, and start doing stupid stuff like saying "Freedom Fries." Yeah, right...

    We must stand tall and strong with our sisters and brothers in France. The terrorists who committed this heinous act must be punished. I only pray that any retribution we take toward them does not lead to more violence.

    I love your photo collage. It speaks volumes.

    Keep Sparking!
    1986 days ago
    Isn't it just indicative of convoluted thinking that killing could be in His name (no matter WHAT Higher Power you believe in!)

    Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me, with US.
    1986 days ago
    Very sad indeed.
    1986 days ago
    So very sad!
    1986 days ago
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