This morning, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks – the first time it has laid claim to any attacks in Europe. It released a rambling statement in French, referring to a music concert as a “profligate prostitution party”. It also seemed to reference Charlie Hebdo. Here is an English translation:-
In the name of Allah, the All Merciful, the Very Merciful.
The Very High All Said: “It is He who expelled the ones who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture from their homes at the first gathering.