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Parisians Shaken Because This Time It Wasn^t Just Jews Targeted, ^This Was Just People^

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A CNN reporter says that what really has shaken the people of Paris in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 terror attacks is that this time those killed by Islamist terrorists weren^t just Jews or provocative cartoonists.


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Gillian M (11)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 1:37 pm
A CNN reporter says that what really has shaken the people of Paris in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 terror attacks is that this time those killed by Islamist terrorists weren’t just Jews or provocative cartoonists.

Talking to CNN host Don Lemon Monday night, reporter Martin Savidge tried to convey why the people of Paris view the Nov. 13 terror attacks differently than last January’s Islamist terror attacks in Paris that targeted French cartoonists and Jews in a kosher grocery store.

“I think what really has shaken the people of Paris, they’ve grown accustom to the idea that of course the city is a target,” Savidge said from on the ground in the city of lights. “But this particular assault, aside from the sheer numbers of people that were killed or wounded, it was the neighborhoods that were struck. It was the fact that this time no one was spared. It wasn’t that a person was picked out because of their faith. It wasn’t because a person was picked out because of their jobs such as Charlie Hebdo. This was just people — any kind of person. And that has really shaken the people of Paris. This time you could not explain it away as somebody else’s threat.”

Ahh, so it’s more understandable when an Islamist terrorist murders a Jew because, well, it’s a Jew! What else should a Jew expect for being a Jew in Paris and shopping at a kosher grocery store, right? But when Islamist terrorists strike “just people” — “just” being a synonym for “real” here? — that’s far more alarming.

Let’s hope that Savidge isn’t accurately representing the sentiment in Paris right now. But it is a similar sentiment to what John Kerry expressed last week, at least with regards to the cartoonists in the Charlie Hebdo attack.

“There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that,” Kerry said, referring to the attack on cartoonists who had lampooned Islam, and other religions, in their satirical magazine. “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, ‘Okay, they’re really angry because of this and that.’ This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate.”

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Gillian M (11)
Wednesday November 25, 2015, 1:38 pm
This article makes it sound like it is fine for terrorists to target Jews or even Charli Hebdo but perish the thought that terrorists would target anyone else.

The anger should be that terrorists attack/target anyone regardless of who they are.

Kerrie G (116)
Friday November 27, 2015, 3:49 am
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 27, 2015, 9:49 am
Very racist remark,I never watch CNN, this is a good reason not to.

Danuta W (1251)
Friday November 27, 2015, 11:22 am

Janet B (0)
Friday November 27, 2015, 12:24 pm

ewoud k (68)
Friday November 27, 2015, 3:21 pm
What CNN makes of the remarks made by Prisians.... so what.

What made this/these attacks different in the eyes of "the general public" was that this time no distinction at all was made by the terrorists, between who was to be killed or who was to be spared. The victims could'nt be blamed to have done anything wrong other than being present on the wrong spot at the wrong moment.

They neither had the wrong faith, neither the wrong nationality, neither the wrong sense of humour, nor did they say or write something wrong. Those who before made remarks stating things like "they pushed it a bit far (as was said after the Charlie Hebdo killings) and other so called excuses for being shot at, couldn't find any "reason" this time.

So unlike last january all (ok, mostly all) French citizens felt aimed by this blind terrorism.

The French society, the French/western way of life (music, concert, restaurant, café) was attacked, not some bunch of cartoonists, or other 'not us' kind of people.


Gloria H (88)
Friday November 27, 2015, 6:08 pm
What the terrorists intentions was to get anyone and everyone killed. Cartoonists, Jews, non-Jews, right handed, brown eyed, hair, no rhyme or reason..because they were pissed off people were not like them in political agreement. Or, in religious fundamentalist agreement.
Their hatred of people who are able to get along together ( for religious service, for sports events, for just having fun) is a cancer bubbling inside them..people living their lives drives them nuts. They want to control, they want power and they get it by causing as much fear as possible.
The hate cyst inside explodes and the pus flies off in all directions. Eventually it will kill their souls, their humanity, and they will be forgotten, their cause forgotten and eventually the world will recover and their cause will be a few lines in history books.

Dt Nc (0)
Friday November 27, 2015, 11:30 pm
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