ISIS attacks around the world

In recent news, we were all shocked by the sudden attack The Islamic States (ISIS) made upon the beloved city of Paris, France. Reaching worldwide news in a matter of minutes put everyone on the edge of their seat, and placed fear in the eyes of many people. Not only didn’t they commit terrorist attacks on France but other countries such as

On Friday, November 13, 2015 an epidemic of terror crossed the world as we all were informed of The Islamic States attack on civilians in Paris, France. ISIS was the cause behind six attacks across Paris including, the siege of a concert hall resulting in the death of 100 people. The attacks ISIS made were said to be, “The worst attacks to hit Paris since World War II.” Not only has ISIS attacked France, but Egypt, Bangladesh, downed a russian civilian plane and more.

These recent acts of terror have not only affected the civilians of those countries, but also many other countries around the world, such as the United States. Ever since September 11, 2001, when terrorist attacked the world trade centers in New York City, citizens of the United States have become very aware of terrorist attacks and feel for those who are affected by them. This could be debated as one of the worst moments that the United States has ever had to deal with, and wouldn’t want other countries to suffer the pain and lost that was felt.

Since we are very cautious of terrorism in the U.S. it is a major priority when searching for the next President of the United States that they will take actions against the terrorist takes taking place not only around the world but especially those that take place on American soil. In United States Government, our main goal is to become informed and active citizens in our own government. Keeping ourselves informed of current events and what is going on in the world on a day-to-day basis we are helping equip ourselves with the knowledge needed to elect the next president we believe to help our country the most.

Even though terrorism isn’t one of the most exciting topics to keep up with it is necessary because of the impact it has on those affected by it and the way that our country is run. Shortly after the Paris attacks, there were immediate threats to several countries and many different cities within the United States. While we try to keep a very close watch on what is happening in the United States it is hard to determine when these acts of terrorism might happen. It is important that the President come up with a plan that will help not only keep the citizens of the United States safe and at ease, but also put a stop to ISIS all together.

On December 3, 2015 there was a shooting in San Bernardino, California and shortly after ISIS took credit for this act of terrorism. This is probably the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil since September 11. President Obama addresses his solution to this situation by saying, “The threat from terrorism is real, we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us.”

As President Obama’s time as the head of our country is coming to a close and we are beginning to search for the next president of the United States, many people’s first priority is to find a president that will help defend our country against terrorism and other countries around the world as well. Terrorism can never fully be stopped, but it is our job to be engaged citizens and inform ourselves of the things happening around the world so that we can approach the situation in the best way we feel possible.

Jessica R.




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