Paris attacks

As news of the terror which took place at Westminster Bridge broke out at the school gates on Wednesday, there were feelings
Hughes was 'not welcome' at the Bataclan's reopening concert.
Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes was turned away from the reopening of the Bataclan concert hall on Saturday night
British singer Sting will mark the reopening of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Saturday night in a sell-out concert
The terrorists attacked Paris, but in doing so they attacked every tourist, every native and every foreigner that has and ever will step foot on French soil, this was a grief very specific to French people.
In the late hours of Wednesday night one woman died and five others were injured in a horrific stabbing in central London. Even after these facts were known, #PrayForLondon was top UK trend on Twitter. It's about time we tried something different.
It is the sort of breaking news you can neither comprehend nor believe. When I heard that Father Jacques Hamel, an 84 year old priest, was murdered by having his throat cut in St-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Northern France, by two men claiming to be part of ISIS, I just could not believe it.
There is a myth that the Islamic State claims every terror attack in the West as its own. But even its claims of responsibility for events should be accepted sceptically. Let's establish a criterion that distinguishes between directed attacks - that is those organised by ISIS and those attacks which are inspired by ISIS.
I originally wrote this piece last November shortly after the Paris attacks. I am publishing it here in response to last