The tragic events in Paris last week have shocked us all. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who were so brutally murdered.
What happened shows that there is a real threat from a very small number of fundamentalists, but the most important thing we can do in the face of such evil is to stand together. This is exactly what the people of France have done and the sight of those huge crowds in Paris on Sunday was the most powerful response to the hatred that led to the attack. The French people turned out to defend their country, their values and their way of life, and we admire and applaud them for doing so.