— StereoCultureSociety (@CultureInStereo) November 14, 2015
The sun has risen in Paris on a new day, but the sunlight has only shined on the blood on the pavement from the horrific attacks by terrorists. There is very few positive details about the sorrowful situation as the death toll is expected to grow. In fact the only good news is that this tragic massacre is over.
French President Francois Hollande has called the attacks that left at least 128 people dead in Paris an “act of war” by Islamic State. Friday’s attacks were committed “by a jihadist army against the values that we defend everywhere, against what we are: a free country,” Hollande said in a televised address on Saturday. “It was an act of war that was prepared and organized abroad, and with complicity” from individuals in France, he said.
We now know that there were eight attackers who carried out the lethal attack, and thankfully all eight will never be able to execute another heinous act because they are all dead. Three blew themselves up and a fourth was shot by police at the Bataclan venue at the end of the concert siege. Another detonated his suicide bomb a short distance away from the concert hall on the Boulevard Voltaire, and three more blew themselves up at restaurants near the Stade de France.
ISIS proudly claimed responsibility for the grisly mass murder in a statement that vilified France as the “capital of prostitution and obscenity,” and promised that this is only “the first of the storm.”
Apparently these monsters are from Syria, Egypt and one is a French national who was known by police, but the passports found could be fake. They shared an apartment when they lived in Belgium after entering Europe through Greece as Syrian refugees.
BREAKING: Police officials: Syrian passport found on body of 1 suicide bomber at Paris stadium.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 14, 2015
— Frank Gardner (@FrankRGardner) November 14, 2015
source close to investigation tells me one of the attackers identified by fingerprints as French national, known to police #ParisAttacks
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 14, 2015
Syrian passport, Egyptian passport found on 2 attackers – security source. "strong assumption that these passports are fake" #ParisAttacks
— Michael Holmes (@holmescnn) November 14, 2015
— Will Carr (@WillCarrFNC) November 14, 2015
— euronews (@euronews) November 14, 2015
The hunt for who was behind these atrocities are in full-swing all across Europe.
— Sonia Rolley (@soniarolley) November 14, 2015
But it is still a scary scene in not just France, but all of Europe today as an Air France flight was grounded in Amsterdam after there was a social media threat to blow up plane.
Air France flight grounded in Amsterdam after social media threat to blow up plane https://t.co/xkDsY65fZS
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) November 14, 2015
The U.S. targeted a top ISIS member in an airstrike in Libya, making it the first time the United States has pursued the Islamic State outside of Syria and Iraq.
— Robert W. Neill, Jr. (@rwneilljr) November 14, 2015
The girlfriend of Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes may have captured footage of one of the terrorists prowling around the Bataclan concert hall moments before the devastating attacks were carried out. Tuesday Cross had an access all areas pass and was walking around the venue, and broadcasting the concert on Persicope. A shadowy figure is in front of her walking up to the balcony of the venue. Gunshots can vaguely be heard at the 17:26 mark right before her phone dies.
Concert-goers dangle from window ledges as people flee from Bataclan concert hall where ISIS jihadists slaughtered tens of people.
This man says that his cell phone saved his life when it stopped flying shrapnel from a suicide bomb while walking past the Stade de France.
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 14, 2015
Disney shutters it’s doors for the first time since 1992.
— maria #PrayForParis (@radialmendes) November 14, 2015
This guy brought a piano on his bike to the Bataclan theatre and started playing “Imagine” by John Lennon.
— Natalia Gallois (@nataliaggg) November 14, 2015
However the world showed that they will triumphantly stand with France.
— MY NAME IS HAILEY (@Hailly_styles) November 14, 2015
— Pamela Paterson (@Pamelatte14) November 14, 2015
— Victor Blackwell CNN (@VictorCNN) November 14, 2015
Stephen Colbert fights back the tears when talking about the Paris terrorist attacks on The Late Show.
Secretary of State John Kerry commits solidarity to France and the rest of world against terrorism.
— CNN (@CNN) November 14, 2015
The official death toll from the heinous terrorist attacks on Paris stands at 128 innocent souls, but that figure expects to rise because there are 180 people injured, 99 of which are in critical condition. And for those injured there is great hope because the French citizens are showing up in droves to donate blood at the George-Pompidou hospital.
— Michael Horowitz (@michaelh992) November 14, 2015
So what can you do? Here’s how you can help the victims of the Paris attacks.
You can donate to the Red Cross here. Although you cannot donate directly to the organization’s efforts in Paris, the French Red Cross is helping those affected by the tragedy as we speak. You can also donate to the International Federation of Red Cross here.
You can offer your home to those who are #StrandedInUs.
— Jessica Christian (@jachristian) November 14, 2015