paris terror

Eagles of Death Metal Cancel Tour, Come Home

The Eagles of Death Metal, the California rock group that was performing in Paris at the Bataclan music hall on Friday when Islamic terrorists entered and slaughtered 89 people, will return to the United States and truncate their European tour, according to Agence France-Presse.

Eagles of Death Metal (Paul Hudson / Flickr / CC)

Jerry Brown Lowers California Flags for Paris Victims

California governor Jerry Brown ordered the state Capitol to fly its flags at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Paris terror attacks, including the first identified American casualty, California State University Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez, 23.

Jerry Brown California Flag (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

Ted Cruz: Radical Islamism ‘Will Not Be Appeased,’ Allies of Jihadists ‘Signing Your Own Death Warrant’

Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has released a statement on the Paris terror attacks making clear that radical Islamism “will not be appeased by outreach or declarations of tolerance” and that the United States “must make it crystal clear that affiliation with ISIS and related terrorist groups brings with it the undying enmity of America—that it is, in effect, signing your own death warrant.”

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Obama Calls Terror Attack on Paris Jews ‘Random’ Shooting

President Barack Obama has called the terror attack on Jews in a kosher supermarket in Paris last month an act of random violence, rather than a terror attack or an antisemitic attack. Obama’s remark appears in an interview with Matt Yglesias of The president calls the attackers “violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” He elides past the religion of the attackers or the victims in an attack that claimed four innocent lives.


Best and Worst Reactions to the Paris Terror Attacks

The world’s reaction to the shootings of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris – and the world’s lack of reaction to the shooting of four people at a kosher supermarket the next day – have filled the news for days. Some of those reactions have been inspirational; others have demonstrated the self-destruct tendency at the heart of the Western post-modern mindset; and some are just plain tone deaf. Here are the best and worst reactions to the Paris terror attacks:

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