Awful, just terrible. People ask, why kill innocent civilians? What's the point?
I can't say what's inside the head of a murderer, but I can discuss the political consequences of terrorism.
The purpose is to provoke a reaction, And the purpose of Islamic terror is to provoke a reaction against Moslems. That is why governments try to damp down any reaction against Moslems.
If they succeed in provoking a reaction against Moslems, then there's a real reason for resentment, and a real cause for recruitment.
So If you've been wondering why governments seem to be appeasing Moslems, it's because A) ninety-something percent of them just want to get on with their lives and B) they don't want to turn that ninety-something percent into eighty-something percent.
But if you commit an outrage as bad as Paris, there will be a reaction, it's inevitable. Part of this will be against Moslems living in France - the people who carried out the actions, will have had support, that support would, most likely, have been from Moslems, and there will be an investigation to root out that support. And part of it will be against immigrants from Moslem countries, which will be tough on the people trying to escape from a bloody war.
So the slaughter in Paris will have effects that will further the aims of the slaughterers.
And that's why it happened.
So what can be done?
Well, I don't know, but more of this would be good.