As I write these lines, the debate about whether to support or oppose President Obama’s plan to receive ten thousand refugees in the USA is raging, while in the predominantly Muslim country of Mali (my field of work for the past 23 years) jihadists have killed an unspecified number of people and taken over 100 people hostage in a Bamako hotel today. This latest development is only heightening the tensions about the Syrian refugee issue.
France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The country's 18 integral regions (five of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.02 million (as of July 2019). France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial center.
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Additional items for prayer can be found in this Prayercast for France.
November 13, 2015 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time. Terrorist attacks are still ongoing in Paris, France, as I write this… One CNN reporter says, “We cannot discern any iconic target in these attacks…” I am baffled at how the West is still slow in grasping the signs and symbolisms that characterize such attacks, or what jihadists are all about or what it is they’re targeting.