[Dallas,TX – November 14th]
The Culture Supplier – Marcus Gilmore
French President Francois Hollande says Isis was behind yesterday’s attacks in Paris.
He called the bombings and shootings that killed 128 people there a quote “act of war” and he’s vowing to strike back.
Just a few hours ago, Hollande said France would be merciless in its pursuit of terrorists affiliated with the Islamic state.
The assailants targeted six sites Friday night in Paris, the deadliest being a massacre at a concert hall where at least 80 people were killed.
Paris is a popular place for college students to study abroad. Late last night we learned TCU has 3 students in France. This morning, they are still unaccounted for. But that does not mean they’re in danger. We’re told it may take some time for TCU to receive word from their partners in France, letting them know whether or not the students are safe.
Many people are using social media to stay up to date on what’s happening in Paris. Facebook is helping out by activating its safety check mode. People in Paris can check in on their Facebook – and it will let their friends know they’re safe. Facebook as also created a way for its users to change their profile picture to have France flag.
A Syrian passport was found near the body of an attacker outside one of the targeted sites, the Stade de France, according to a police source, CNN affiliate France 2 and other French media reported.
It’s just 10 months since Paris was the scene of multiple terrorist attacks, first the massacre of staff at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and then a hostage-taking at a Jewish supermarket.
What happened in Paris on Friday night is exactly what Europe’s security services have long feared, and tried to foil. Simultaneous, rolling attacks, with automatic weapons and suicide bombers in the heart of a major European city, targeting multiple, crowded public locations.