How Can Anyone Be Shocked?

One of the most surprising aspects of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night is how “deeply shocked” members of the European political establishment appeared to be.

Angela Merkel, David Cameron and the Pope all expressed their condolences — and “deep shock” — at the well-coordinated, citywide terror attacks in six different places across Paris, which as of this writing have claimed at least 128 lives and more than 200 wounded. French President François Hollande confirmed that Islamic State terrorists perpetrated the attacks, carried out with suicide bombings, hand grenades and assault rifles. According to witnesses, terrorists were heard yelling, “Allahu Akbar” [‘Allah is the Greatest”] and “this is for Syria” as they shot into the audience at the Bataclan Theater, where a rock concert was underway.

  • Alain

    Just spare us the “shocked” crap, please. It is an insult to one’s intelligence. It is the equivalent of claiming to be shocked because a cougar has killed a deer.

  • Gary

    What shocks me is that Muslims keep spewing their lies about islam=peace as if people still believe them .

    NO islam – Know Peace
    Know islam – NO peace

    • Alain

      Actually that does not shock me in the least, as it is the Muslim way. What does shock or rather disgust me are the non Muslims spouting this BS.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    So there you have it. From the horses’ mouths. The leaders of Europe’s powers are all ignoramuses.

  • bob e

    they are not shocked when they note the increase in their bank accounts each
    month ..

  • chayisun

    And soon the islamic community will be bleating that they now fear a backlash due to this terrorist attack which was perpetrated NOT by true muslims but by islamic extremists. Also, they will demand that this event NOT be linked to islam. You know, because islam is the cult of peace.