Unimaginable horror today in the City of Light.
Terror tore across the French capital late Friday, killing more than 100 people as gunmen sprayed crowds in a bustling nightlife district and set off blasts outside a soccer stadium, in one of the bloodiest series of attacks in the country’s history. The sheer scale of the mayhem—six separate attacks—left authorities reeling. The government declared a state of emergency, sending military forces onto the streets of Paris, sealing off roads and reinstating border controls. Sirens blared across the city as police and emergency workers rushed to respond. Authorities said early Saturday they believed all the attackers were dead. Yet the seemingly coordinated attacks leaves France’s intelligence and security services facing one of their worst nightmare scenarios: several armed groups moving undetected and wreaking havoc simultaneously.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said there could be more than 120 deaths in all, and that five “terrorists” had been “neutralized.” The highest death toll was at the Bataclan, a popular concert venue. Police estimates ranged from around 80 to more than 100, with dozens injured.I have no use for organized religion, so you can only imagine how I feel about "religious" organizations with a homicidal streak. My heart goes out to everyone affected, which is pretty much everyone in the world except Islamic lunatics who think cartoons -- or something equally intellectual -- are a valid reason for mass murder.