ISIS claimed responsibility for gunfire and blasts that targeted six sites Friday night in Paris, killing 128 people in one of Europe's deadliest massacres in recent years.
In an online statement distributed by supporters Saturday, the terror group said eight militants wearing explosive belts and armed with machine guns attacked precisely selected areas in the French capital.
In addition to the people killed, 180 others were injured, according to the Paris Police Prefecture. More than half of them are in critical condition.
I am sure that all of you watched this unfold last night just like I did.
And I am sure you share my shock, anger, and disgust.
My daughter was attending the wedding of a good friend last night, but even during the ceremony she kept sending me texts asking what was going on. I told her what I knew from watching cable news, and she kept responding back with more and more horror, until she finally had had enough and stopped responding at all.
Still today there are conflicting reports on just now many people were murdered last night, some say 127 others put the death toll over 150.
What we do know is that innocent people simply living their lives were massacred by savages in the name of their religion. And that should frighten us all.
I know as a liberal I am supposed to understand the motivations of the oppressed, or to feel sympathy for those who are so desperate that they would lash out in such a manner, but to be honest I feel none of that right now.
All I feel is incredible anger.
I don't care what your holy book says you should do. I don't care how angry you are at the West. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care.
And if this act of savagery was supposed to make us care, or to frighten us, I don't think these Jihadists understand the people of France, or the people of the United States, very well at all.
Somehow I think that ISIS might have just made a terrible mistake indeed.
Update: Here are the President's remarks on the attack.
And of course we will hear what the future President has to say about them at tonight's Democratic debate.