Obviously at this point we don’t know who is responsible for the attacks in Paris, but there’s already a lot of blame going around that it was (Muslim) Syrian refugees (see: Twitter). I am not trying to apportion blame to anyone here, just musing out loud.
I know that these refugees were by and large all trying to flee exactly this kind of violence and terrorism in the first place, which is why I hope that a small minority of that group aren’t responsible for this.
All the good will and sentiment towards the Syrian refugees would evaporate almost immediately, only serving to inflame an already horrific situation. Not to mention igniting tensions regarding refugees and immigration in general. Things are already nearing boiling point with sentiment towards immigration in various places around the world. I shudder to think what may happen as a consequence if the culprits in this attack do turn out to be “refugees”.