Thinking that France would have been spared if it had not entered into war with ISIS is wrong. Thinking that Charlie Hebdo attacks would not have happened if the magazine had toned down its vulgarity is also wrong. France was attacked simply for being France. It was attacked simply for existing. Today it is France, but it could have been another country. And sooner or later, it will be the turn of another European country. Let’s remember that ISIS also referred to Germany as « crusaders » in its communique today. It is a question of when, not if. A Japanese citizen was also beheaded by ISIS not long ago. What had Japan done to invite ISIS’s ire? Had it invaded ISIS territory? No, the Japanese prisoner was murdered simply for being Japanese but the death cult that is ISIS. There is no need to look for any logical reasoning in ISIS actions beyond that.