#StrandedInUS: Americans Open Homes to Strangers Stuck After Paris Attacks
And this from Alternet:
Muslims Around the World Condemn Paris Attacks
Muslims from around the world are making it clear ISIS does not represent their values. Iran's Supreme Leader Hassan Rouhani denounced the attacks, postponing his trip to Europe to renew peace talks on the Syrian conflict.
The largest Muslim group in the United States, CAIR, quickly condemned the attacks, insisting, "These savage and despicable attacks on civilians, whether they occur in Paris, Beirut or any other city, are outrageous and without justification." The US Council of Muslim Organizations released a statement also condemning the attack. Thousands more Muslims took to Twitter to express sorrow, solidarity and solace. A good breakdown can be seen here and here.
Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, the president of Indonesia, the largest Muslim country on earth, roundly condemned the attacks, telling reporters, "Indonesia condemns the violence that took place in Paris." In a now-viral video on YouTube, a Moroccan man expressed his condolences to the victims, saying, "These so-called jihadists only represent themselves."
And many times the worst brings out the very worst in people:
Visit any of the far right news sites and Tea Party blogs and read that they are urging America to respond with barbarity and carnage after a heinous attack in Paris of barbarity and carnage. They urge western civilization to wipe out, destroy 1.6 billion Muslims. The sort of people who think like that want to lead this country and be in control of our very substantial military. Kill All The Muslims! (Vermin!) so say many of the Goopers, and that will solve the problem. It is no wonder that political mental midgets like Trump and Carson are their darlings.
Here's a sample of their twisted thinking:
Close the mosques, outlaw the practice of Islam, confiscate the wealth of ALL Muslims, and start internment and deportation of ALL Muslims.
These people, in response to being scared out of their minds, would have America become a fascist state. As soon as they smell their own fear, theyabandon all pretense of being Americans and valuing what America stands for. They are not patriots, even if they thump their chests and wave the American flag at every chance they get to one-up their fellow citizens in displays of patriotism. When the difficult moments come that test America's resolve to be true to liberty and justice. and equality, they fall for what the hordes and armies of the past did -- punished everyone for the monstrous acts of the few in a tribe. It is exactly what people who do not care about justice do. It's what cowards do.
America invaded Iraq after Saudis attacked us on 9/11. What is happening today is the direct result of that colossal blunder. How does the Gooper Tea Party plan to get rid of 1.6 billion people? Maybe Donald Trump can tell them since he has a plan to deport 11 million people to Mexico and then build a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for. Donald's the go-to guy for hare-brained ideas.