A year since the Paris attacks

The attacks left Paris stunned last year. A year after Paris attacks, Europe’s extremism problem shows no signs of going away – The Washington Post

The political earthquake has made coverage of any other story problematic this week. The other alternative is that this story isn’t viewed as important by the media. Though I guess I understand that a story on the anniversary is about all we can hope for.

PARIS — In a series of attacks on “precisely chosen targets,” nine Islamic State militants wrought devastation in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, killing at least 130 people.

Of course that isn’t the only attack.

In the U.S., the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a June attack on a gay nightclub in Florida that killed 49 people. In Europe, at least 30 people were killed in Brussels in March in two attacks, a suicide attack at a metro station and a double suicide attack at the Brussels airport. And in July, 86 people were killed in Nice when an Islamic State attacker plowed a truck through throngs of people on a busy promenade at the city’s Bastille Day festival.

Part of me wants to believe that the lack of coverage leading up to this is simply due to the fact that media is still in denial, finger-pointing, and ass-covering mode. The cynical part says that they would just like to sweep the issue of terrorism under the rug.</p.

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