Socialist International condemns terrorist attacks in Paris

14 November 2015

The Socialist International is deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific multiple terrorist attacks carried out last night in Paris by ISIS, which have left 129 dead and many injured. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims, our sympathy to all those who endured this heinous crime, and our solidarity with the entire French nation as it comes to terms with these events.

The Socialist International underscores its firm support for and solidarity with President Hollande and his government as he firmly and decisively acts to confront this concerted scourge of terror that has hit France, and takes the necessary measures to protect its citizens.

This despicable act of terror in Paris is an attack against peace-loving people everywhere and against the values common to open, democratic societies which respect the freedoms and rights of all, irrespective of race or religion.

In the Socialist International we stand together with the French people today, as we stand, shoulder to shoulder, against terror and disregard for human life and in defence of universal human rights and the values that unite civilizations the world over.