New York - Like everyone, I was saddened by the terrorist attacks that targeted the French capital on Friday night. I was saddened for two reasons: first, because these attacks took place in a country that is close to my heart where I spent one of the most important periods of my personal and professional life, and second, because I was quite sure the perpetrators of these heinous acts were from ISIS, and thus my religion would be blamed by millions of simpleminded people for this tragedy.

Samir Bennis is a political analyst.