Terrorist attacked at several sights killing over 120 people. They say they are ISIS.
Shelby, it's part of a global terrorist campaign by ISIS.
Although their stated objective is the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate in Syria, Iraq and the Levant, their funds are being channelled in from supporters across the globe. By striking at Paris (and other places) they not only gain support from those radicalised Muslims (a minority of the Muslim population) who hate the West, they are able to inspire wanna-be jihadist's to travel to Iraq to fight.
As a by-product they are able to express their hatred for us by killing us. And, wherever they go, they destroy. They're the human equivalent of a swarm of locusts.
This is the second major attack on Paris. The other was against Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French magazine, whose staff were murdered by ISIS terrorists in January.
You are correct in asking the question because there is so much bullsh1t being broadcast about it -- TV channels love major disasters which give them cheap news and allow them to exploit the feelings of those people who enjoy wallowing in disaster -- that it's hard to sort out the reality from the hyperbole.
We are living in the last days according to the Bible at 2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5 and it showespeople would not be open to any agreement fierce without love of goodness." It is sad to see how bad people have become. God has promised to remove all traces of wickedness from the earth. Psalm 37:9-11 "For evil men will be done away with."