Saturday, November 14, 2015

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We all heard about what happened in Paris yesterday. It is heartbreaking that more than 120 people lost their lives to these senseless murders. It is infuriating that terrorist groups perverted their religion to commit these acts –and that governments are mostly powerless to prevent them from happening. I mourn with my city and my people. We will not be afraid, we will not let violence dictate how we live our lives. And I hope to God we unite to condemn terror while extending a gracious open hand to refugees (who seek shelter from the same people who committed the attacks) and other migrants. I hope we will not blame a whole community of people and a whole religion. And I hope we remember those who suffer similar assaults and heartbreak on a daily basis away from the media attention. In the midst of horror and grief we must let light and love prevail.. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. Always.

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