A civilizational difference: Turkey fans vs. British fans… #ParisAttacks

Reuters.com – Nov 17, 4:08 PM

ISTANBUL Turkish fans booed during the minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris attacks before their national team drew 0-0 with Greece in a friendly international soccer game on Tuesday. The mark of respect was observed at matches across

TIME – Rishi Iyengar – Nov 17, 10:50 PM

As the world mourns victims of last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, soccer fans in Turkey appeared to express their dissent for the observances taking place at several public gatherings in Istanbul on Tuesday. The Turkish supporters booed the


Tens of thousands of fans converged on London’s Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night for an emotional international friendly match between old rivals, the English and French national teams


As armed police looked on, David Cameron, Prince William and London Mayor Boris Johnson joined England fans in an emotional rendition of the French anthem at Wembley Stadium which was lit up in the blue, white and red of the French flag.

Special units have arrested several suspects in the course of large-scale raids in the Brussels district of Molenbeek. A trail left by the Paris attackers leads to this neighbourhood which is considered a hub for Islamists. Some commentators call for a clampdown on milieus that turn young people into killing machines. Others call on Muslims to do more to distance themselves from radical ideologies.

IN A STATEMENT PUBLISHED in its online magazine, Dabiq, this February, the militant group the Islamic State warned that “Muslims in the West will soon find themselves between one of two choices.” Weeks earlier, a massacre had occurred at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The attack stunned French society, while bringing to the surface already latent tensions between French Muslims and their fellow citizens.

While ISIS initially endorsed the killings on purely religious grounds, calling the murdered cartoonists blasphemers, in Dabiq the group offered another, more chilling rationale for its support.

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Ap_289042259220“Are terrorists going to come to my house?”

Notre-dame-sundayPARIS — Evening Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral was filled to the brim with churchgoers Sunday, many of whom had travelled for the occasion. They were there to remember some of the 129 people killed in a wave of terror attacks Friday night, and security was high.

Ap_343611979322Friday night’s attack in Paris was shocking in that it marked the worst violence on French soil since World War II. After the bloody attack was over, 129 people had been killed and hundreds more wounded, dozens critically

Notredame2A special church service is taking place in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Sunday evening to mourn the 129 people killed in Friday’s attacks.

EodmNew videos captured by eyewitnesses both inside and outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Friday night shed new light on the horrific attack that left dozens of audience members dead.

ChildrenparisPARIS —At the cordon near the Bataclan nightclub, where most of Friday’s terror attack victims were killed, a man lit candles on Sunday morning. Either side of him, his young children also knelt in thoughtful silence.


On Saturday, Veerender Jubbal woke up to a social media nightmare. The Canadian Sikh discovered that a photoshopped version of his bathroom mirror selfie was circulating on social media as a photograph of one of the terrorists behind the Paris attacks.

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A spontaneous ‘free hugs’ circle broke out at the Place de la Republique this afternoon in Paris.
The Paris attacks

No European country, even Britain, can defend herself any more on her own and each one is now a potential target for ISIS.




PARIS — After coordinated attacks that killed 129 people and injured another 352, it would be understandable if the streets were quiet and the atmosphere in the bustling metropolis was somber.

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Investigators in France say they have video evidence that shows an unidentified man in a car who is linked to the Paris attacks.

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