France Vowing ‘Merciless,’ ‘Ruthless’ Response After ISIS Claims Responsibility for Terror Attacks

Photo Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen
Photo Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande is vowing a “merciless” response to the multiple terror attacks that rocked the nation on Friday after the barbaric Islamic group ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacre that killed over 100 innocents.

The attacks were “committed by a terrorist army, the Islamic State group, a jihadist army, against France, against the values that we defend everywhere in the world, against what we are: A free country that means something to the whole planet,” he said in a televised statement on Saturday.

France “will be merciless toward the barbarians of Islamic State group” and “will act by all means anywhere, inside or outside the country,” Hollande continued. “We will lead the fight, and we will be ruthless.”

The French president outlined that he believed the attacks were “planned from the outside” and had help from those already within the country.

As previously reported, the attacks shook at least four locations in Paris, including the Stade de France stadium, Le Bataclan arts center, Le Petit Cambodge restaurant and Le Carillon café. Witnesses at Le Bataclan reported hearing men yelling, “Allahu Akbar” and “This is for Syria!”

129 people were killed in the attacks, and over 300 were injured, some seriously. Seven of the assailants are dead as well, at least one of which died as a suicide bomber.

One of the attackers has been identified as 29-year-old Ismael Omar Mostefai, a French citizen who had been watched for his ties to terror groups. His body was found among the dead at Le Bataclan.

  • Connect with Christian News

ISIS claimed responsibility for the bloodshed, calling the nation of France the “capital of prostitution and obscenity.”

“Eight brothers, wrapped in explosive belts and armed with machine rifles, targeted sites that were accurately chosen in the heart of the capital of France,” the terror group said in the statement, “including the Stade de France during the match between the Crusader German and French teams, where the fool of France, François Hollande, was present.”

“Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State,” it continued.

But Hollande vowed to wipe terrorism from the face of the earth with the help of France’s allies.

“We will work alongside our allies to fight this terrorist menace,” he stated. “France is strong, and even if she is wounded, she will get up always and nothing will hold her down, even if we are feeling the grief now … We will defend ourselves.”

“Even if France is wounded, she will rise,” Hollande declared.

Become a Christian News Network Supporter...

Dear Reader, has been of benefit and a blessing to you? For many years now, the Lord has seen fit to use this small news outlet as a strong influential resource in keeping Christians informed on current events from a Biblical worldview. Despite Facebook's recent algorithm changes, which has limited our readership, and, as a result, has affected operational revenue, we continue to strive to bring you the news without compromise and to keep Christ in focus. If you have benefited from our news coverage, would you please prayerfully consider becoming a Christian News supporter by clicking here to make a one-time or monthly donation to help keep the truth widely and freely published and distributed? May Christ continue to be exalted through this work!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
  • Nidalap

    Aw man! It’s so unfair that France gets all the terror attacks! If only there was some way we could increase the number of Muslim immigrants here without vetting them too closely…

    • afchief

      This is liberalism/socialism at it’s finest! Their compassion and tolerance gets people killed!

      They will never learn! It will happen again and again and again…………………

      • Cady555

        Compassion and tolerance. Yes, we must put an end to those vile traits. Bring on hate, anger and bigotry. That’s what this world needs.

        Seriously. Maybe it would be worthwhile to listen to another view. Maybe, like someone once said, “turn the other cheek.” Or “do unto others.” Or if “there is no greater love than to lay down your life for another,” maybe sacrificing a little security so that other families can find a home is actually a good thing.

        It seems to me that Mr. Obama is the one demonstrating true Christianity here.

        • afchief

          The so-called “refugees” coming out of Syria (and elsewhere) are not refugees. The demographic of refugees tilts heavily toward women, children and the elderly. Why? Because real men fight, that’s why — and when your nation is under assault if you’re a real man you fight, because that’s what a man does. Call that sexist or whatever if you wish, but it’s reality; it’s our job as men to do the dirty work when it needs to be done. This isn’t about blood lust or any such thing; it’s about how we were made and who we are as that particular half of the human species.

          So tell me, why the so-called “refugees” have an inverted demographic? Why they are majority fighting-age men? It takes only a minute of reflection to realize that they are not refugees at all; they are in fact the army going out to wage war while the women and children, along with the elderly, stay behind!

          In other words they’re doing what men do, and our stupidity in both this country and Europe have literally invited an invading army in and worse, we’ve coddled them and showered them with welfare handouts of various sorts.

          Are we all nuts?

          “At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.”

          ― P.J. O’Rourke

          • Cady555

            Most of the refugees are families, trying to stay together and stay alive.

            Most of the terrorists were born in Europe. They were not migrants.

            We can’t be ruled by fear. That is what terrorists want. We must balance personal security with compassion. I am surprised that those who shout loudest about Christian values display so little empathy or compassion. Isn’t god all powerful and all loving?

          • afchief

            It is because of ignorance like yours, that innocent people die.

            What Islam Isn’t
            By Dr. Peter Hammond
            FrontPageMagazine. com | Monday, April 21, 2008

            The following is adapted from Dr. Peter Hammonds book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat:
            Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.

            Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components. Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called religious rights.

            When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to the reasonable Muslim demands for their religious rights, they also get the other components under the table. Heres how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

            As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

            United States Muslim 1.0%
            Australia Muslim 1.5%
            Canada Muslim 1.9%
            China Muslim 1%-2%
            Italy Muslim 1.5%
            Norway Muslim 1.8%

            At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

            Denmark Muslim 2%
            Germany Muslim 3.7%
            United Kingdom Muslim 2.7%
            Spain Muslim 4%
            Thailand Muslim 4.6%

            From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

            They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves along with threats for failure to comply. (United States ).

            France Muslim 8%
            Philippines Muslim 5%
            Sweden Muslim 5%
            Switzerland Muslim 4.3%
            The Netherlands Muslim 5.5%
            Trinidad &Tobago Muslim 5.8%

            At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

            When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris car-burnings) . Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam Mohammed cartoons).

            Guyana Muslim 10%
            India Muslim 13.4%
            Israel Muslim 16%
            Kenya Muslim 10%
            Russia Muslim 10-15%

            After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

            Ethiopia Muslim 32.8%

            At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

            Bosnia Muslim 40%
            Chad Muslim 53.1%
            Lebanon Muslim 59.7%

            From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

            Albania Muslim 70%
            Malaysia Muslim 60.4%
            Qatar Muslim 77.5%
            Sudan Muslim 70%

            After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

            Bangladesh Muslim 83%
            Egypt Muslim 90%
            Gaza Muslim 98.7%
            Indonesia Muslim 86.1%
            Iran Muslim 98%
            Iraq Muslim 97%
            Jordan Muslim 92%
            Morocco Muslim 98.7%
            Pakistan Muslim 97%
            Palestine Muslim 99%
            Syria Muslim 90%
            Tajikistan Muslim 90
            Turkey Muslim 99.8%
            United Arab Emirates Muslim 96%

            100% will usher in the peace of Dar-es-Salaam the Islamic House of Peace theres supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

            Afghanistan Muslim 100%
            Saudi Arabia Muslim 100%
            Somalia Muslim 100%
            Yemen Muslim 99.9%

            Of course, thats not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

            Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel. Leon Uris, The Haj

            It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.

            Final thought.

            In the Bible, God prophesied that Ishmael and his descendants would be wild and fight with everyone. This prediction has held true throughout history. Will the world ever have peace with Ishmael? Will Ishmael even find peace himself? Deep down, dont we all want the same things (love, peace, acceptance)? I wonder how much longer we will have to wait before real peace comes to humanity.

  • The Last Trump

    “French President Francois Hollande is vowing a “merciless” response to the multiple terror attacks that rocked the nation on Friday”
    Yeah. He’s only going to blindly allow HALF as many invaders to cross the border illegally.
    Take THAT, Muslim jihadists!
    Please. Liberal NWO puppets and their idle threats.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      It’s my understanding that he will attempt to blind the terrorists by producing an army equipped with the overwhelming force of white flags. 🙂

  • afchief

    Thomas Jefferson purchased his Quran to understand his enemies, the “Barbary Pirates”. In his farewell address he warned that Islam was the single greatest threat to the future of America.
    One of the reasons we relatively easily beat the Soviet Union was they were atheists and wanted to live. The adherents of the pedophile prophet are zealots and wish to die. The only path to victory is through eradication. Or to such an extent the survivors begin to choose life.

    And our worthless pResident is allowing them into our country. Why are we not stopping him?

    • Josey

      I’m sure Obama and our government has an agenda as always as to why he is letting them into our country, more order out of chaos will ensure no doubt. Our President owns and reads the koran and even quotes it in Arabic but what he has learned from it is how to enable it further that is why he can’t even bring himself to call these attacks what they are, he can only say “terrorists” which could mean anything, he speaks in general terms as to not offend his Islamic religion or brothers. Will France soon forget what has happened as they have other attacks in their country or do they mean what they say, only time will tell? Will the news sweep this under the rug and distract with some other meaningless story? Probably. Stay close to the Lord, encourage one another in Him, Pray w/out ceasing! Time is short as we know time to be.

  • Josey

    What do gun control advocates have to say about this since France gave up their guns and it was the murderers who had the guns and the bombs, they are eerily silent.