We Stand with Paris and all of France.
Nous sommes avec Paris et refusons de laisser la terreur retenir notre joie .
Today, we do not knit, crochet, sew, or dye. Today we take our children to a park. Today we refuse to acknowledge terror. Today, our children play with those of every faith, race and creed. Today it is the content of character and not color of skin, or place of ethnic origin that allows us to share our joy and love. Today we will not be afraid of those who are different. Today no one in this home and business will blame faith. ISIS wants us to be scared, to refuse refugees, to be so afraid of a woman in a hi-jab that we cannot function around them. We will not allow ISIS, or any terror group scare us out of living with joy. Today we stand with France, with all nations who accept those running in fear for their lives. ISIS is not targeting non-Muslims. It is targeting everyone, trying to control through fear. Once, France, the US, and even Great Britain threw off the chains of serfdom and became counties that embraced a vote, a voice. India, Jamaica, so many countries. No group, no voice of hate will send us back into our homes, allow us to blame a faith. ISIS is not about faith. It is about power and control and if we become afraid of them to the point we are afraid to live, they win. Make no mistake, today it is ISIS, tomorrow it could be any group. ISIS is not about religion, it is about fear, mistrust and loathing. We wish no one fear, we wish ISIS disbanded in a way that makes it clear you can try to kill the spirits of free people, but freedom marches on.