I woke up to the news that France, Paris specifically, has once again been the target of a senseless, hateful attack, less than a year after Charlie Hebdo.
I'm beginning to think that part of the plan of Isil, or whoever is behind this (no one's yet claimed responsibility) is that of wedge politics. Only they're using their own twisted version of religion to get the non-Islamic world worked up about and hating and being paranoid of Islam and Muslims and then when we retaliate - as we will, of course, because 'an eye for an eye' and all that - they use that as reasons for THEIR reasons to do something like this. Again.
But this isn't the time or place to soap-box about religion or politics (or the one that's on the tip of my tongue about Syria), but to just spare a moment or two of thought for those who died and those who are fighting to live in a locked-down, terrified city, while those who can do what they can, and the politians spout platitudes and promises because they really have no idea what to do.
Be safe, France. The world is behind you.