I won’t let some mass murderers in Paris ruin my little Friday the Thirteenth post. I just won’t. There is nothing inherently unlucky about the date. It is a superstition, and that is what I’m poking fun at. However, the attackers deliberately chose the date. It’s clear this had been planned for sometime given the terrible scale of it. I think it’s more likely they chose they day of the week for maximum casualties rather than the 13th per se.
It’ll take some time to figure out the details of what unfolded, but what I dread more is not the horrific details of what was carried out. It is the people who will use these events to promote whatever horrible agenda they have that have nothing to do with the attacks.