It is a well-known fact, by this point, that many people in Paris, France suffered because of an organized attack that was linked directly to the organization most commonly referred to as ISIS. This terrorist organization was unhappy with France as it increased military support in places such as Syria, and decided to take action on the famous tourist site in order to send a clear message to the government officials in France. This topic came up in my Geography class and we had an interesting discussion on it, and what the motives for such an attack could have been and the previous statement was the best idea that we came up with. I am disheartened to know that there’s such an outcry of rage in the world that a place like Paris, full of tourists and people from various countries, has been attacked as a direct result of ISIS and those they have influence.
ISIS, as we have discovered, is able to communicate with each and every one of us through our social media accounts – I’ve had one or two encounters, myself, with people who are trying to rally and recruit others through social media. This group of religious extremists has angered a nation that ought not be messed with—in the past, when France has been enraged, they have gotten their revenge. Now, in an age where everyone is connected and you know about a battle halfway across the world with a few characters typed into a search engine, you have power to make things happen and make people more aware of what is going on.
I truly wish that those in Paris who witnessed the events are not scarred for their lifetimes, but rather take this as an experience to learn and to persuade others into being more aware of what is going on around them. I’m not saying that they should be able to predict an attack by now, but I would like to see some more coverage from young adults like me on the topic. Even the hacker group known as Anonymous has stated that they will try to eradicate ISIS. What are we going to do?