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Paris Attack

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levent (ISIS)


A Islamic terriost occurred in Paris and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Beginning at 9:20, three suicide bombers struck near the Stade-de France in Saint-Denis, followed by suicide bombings and mass shootings at cafes, restaurants, and a concert hall in Paris.


Paris, France and the northern side near Saint-Denis


On November 13, 2015

Why would ISIS do the attack?

ISIS would do the attack on Paris because they wanted to gain attention and show the world that they are powerful.

Why would ISIS not do the attack?

ISIS would not do because Paris has a huge amount of Muslim people and maybe ISIS would not want to kill their own people.

Why should the attack matter?

The Paris attacks were bigger, deadlier, and more sophisticated than the Beirut attacks, they also happened in a location that’s more immediately accessible for English-language journalists. The Paris attacks dominated the front pages more than Beriut. More people died in the attack.

Why should the attack not matter?

When the attack happened, the media and the world lights it's landmarks blue, white and red when dozens of people are killed by terrorists in Paris but terrorist deaths in Beirut, feel like they’re met with barely raised an eyebrow. Terrorist attacks are common in the world nowdays so why should people make it like its the end of the world?

How does this relate to Social Studies?

The attack on Paris relates to Social Studies because of the five themes of geography.

It relates to the five themes of geography especially movement. When Paris was attacked, people moved from their homes because they knew that ISIS took over Syria so they didn't want to be controlled by ISIS.

What is the United States role in this attack?

President Obama: "Once again, we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris, it's an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share. We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need to respond. France is our oldest ally. The French people have stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States time and again. And we want to be very clear that we stand together with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism."

The following words above are the words of the president of the United States of America.

The president believes that the United States and France are allies therefore that is why America has a role in the attack on Paris.


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