Paris attack, an attack on humanity

2015-11-18 06:00

THE ruthless murder of 129 defenceless people in France who were having fun on a Friday evening was an attack on the entire humanity.

The Islamic State (IS) has endorsed their name behind this barbaric act stating it was retaliation for France’s air strikes in Syria. These attacks on the bars, stadium, restaurant and concert hall was strategically planned with the intention of killing as many as possible. The shooters were all well trained, in their twenties, using automatic Kalashnikovs and AK-47s.

The radicalisation of young Muslim men living in France is fast becoming a ticking time tomb, literally. How do countries monitor suspects on their data base to stop them perpetrating these devastating acts of terror on innocent civilians.

France and her allies need to weigh their options in the context of this volatile situation. Acting impulsively with the intention of exacting revenge may not be the solution. The European Union needs to devise a plan where there is a collective response with the common goal of decimating the enemy.

Once IS is defeated, the exodus of people from the Middle East will be curtailed. Will this ever happen, where France and her allies penetrate the IS headquarters in Raqqa, northern Syria and deliver the world of an enemy to all mankind.

Vijay Surujpal

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