Je suis France.
I am Tunisia. I am France. I am Kuwait.
My thoughts are with the victims, survivors and families impacted by ISIS’s terror attacks in Lyon, France, Sousse, Tunisia, and Kuwait City, Kuwait today.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the three different attacks which all occurred earlier today. These events come after ISIS leadership called for such attacks, in the name of the holy month of Ramadan.
In Tunisia, gunmen opened fire on a tourist resort, killing at least 27.
In France, ISIS unsuccessfully tried to blow up an American-owned Lyon factory. They decapitated one worker.
In Kuwait, a bombing was perpetrated on a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait City. Self-identified as a largely Sunni group, ISIS has perpetrated the systematic murder of Shi’ite Muslims previously.
My heart also goes out to the billions of Muslims whose holy month of Ramadan has been taken and twisted by the so-called “Islamic State.” The billions of Muslims who ISIS does not represent, and who will experience discrimination and hatred because of the actions of a few murderous extremists who have stolen and convoluted Islam to their own ends.