American President Barack Obama has cautioned against overreaction to the Paris attacks. Assuring the people that ISIS, the militant group that orchestrated the barbaric acts, "can't strike a mortal blow against the U.S.," Obama added that America will destroy the terrorist organization.
Reassuring Americans, President Barack Obama said Sunday that ISIS "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the nation. However, he added that Americans shouldn't overreact to the Paris attacks, as that would be playing right into the extremists' hands.
Despite exuding a calm composure, Obama sounded determined when he vowed, "We will destroy this terrorist organization."
ISIS had recently issued a direct threat to America. After releasing a video that warned of attacks on Russia, the terror group posted a couple of videos on its social media accounts that threatened America and broadly targeted Washington D.C., as well as a few other prominent cities. Though he did not dismiss the threats outright, President Obama urged citizens to remain strong and not give in to fear.
"We do not succumb to fear. The most powerful tool we have to fight ISIL is to say that we're not afraid, to not elevate them, to somehow buy into their fantasy that they're doing something important."
Before the videos threatening Russia, America, and "other countries" engaged in the battle against the ISIS in Syria, the terrorist organization claimed responsibility for downing a Russian passenger jet over Egypt's Sinai desert. Although Russia had initially dismissed the claims, investigators later concluded that the plane was ripped apart from a crude Improvised explosive Device (IED) planted in the passenger area.