Friday’s events deepen Europe’s worst security crisis in decades, as
social collapse and savage violence in parts of the Middle East begins
to affect Western countries directly. The attacks followed the downing
of a Russian airliner also blamed on Islamic State, and came as Europe
debates how to accommodate streams of refugees fleeing Iraq and Syria.
attacks were committed "by a jihadist army against the values that we
defend everywhere, against what we are: a free country," Hollande said.
"It was an act of war that was prepared and organized abroad, and with
complicity" from individuals in France, he said."