Originally posted by RJHinds
The saftey of all of the California Eagles of Death Metal rock band has been reported.
Eagles of Death Metal - Speaking in Tongues
It's an attack, it has the hallmarks of recent Islamic terrorist attacks, but saying that
'it was ISIS' is premature.
Nobody knows yet. And one shouldn't jump to conclusions about stuff like this.
Because it makes a difference in terms of how you should respond depending on who they
are/were and where they came from.
If they were ISIS [ie properly affiliated and funded and trained by the people fighting in Syria etc]
and they travelled from that region to France. That requires a different kind of response to people
'inspired' by ISIS [or someone else] who already lived in France... Which changes again if they
are someone else.
We have made our societies less secure and more vulnerable with many of the measures brought
in to fight terrorism since 9:11 because of not thinking about things properly. And knee jerk reactions.
This is a terrible atrocity, and it will need a response befitting it's scale and evil.
But an effective response will require a considered response based on the actual facts.
We don't have those facts yet.