Not to depress you too much further, but… yeah?
Other than ISIL being pushed out of significant portions of their territory (I’m not sure they’ll be doing much in America any more…?), you could copy and paste whole swathes of this word-for word (from the Brussels attacks in March):
Over the coming days Europe will once again pass through terrorism’s stages of grief: despair over innocent lives cut short; anger towards the young men and women (some of them citizens) who kill in the name of jihad; questions about the grip of the police and intelligence services; and eventually, as news bulletins and headlines subside, a weary resignation.
Yet even now, immediately after the attack, two lessons are clear. One is that, despite being at the top of the most-wanted list for years, IS remains resourceful enough to mount synchronised bombings in the heart of Europe. The other, which flows from this, is that big cities in Europe and America will have to get used to a long campaign of terror in which all are targets
…Many will dread the struggle ahead and regret the never-ending contest between security and liberty. But as long as jihadists threaten the West, there is no escaping the need to act. Welcome to the new normal
Probably because ISIL have explicitly announced how much they hate France on numerous occasions, and encouraged any would-be martyrs to have a go? Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but they’ve been one of the most active countries as far as military intervention against Islamic/terrorist forces goes, and the internal conditions that give rise to systematic prejudice against Muslims haven’t really gone away, to name but two things. Not justifying any of this, if that even needs to be said! Just… they’re a very convenient scapegoat in many ways as far as fundamentalists are concerned.