"Hateful ideology" behind Paris terrorist attacks

View of Paris, France, from UNESCO headquarters. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The terrorists who carried out the multiple deadly attacks in Paris last Friday were promoting a "hateful ideology" according to a United Nations independent expert.

The attacks which left 129 people dead were claimed by the ISIL terrorist group, also known in Arabic, as Daesh.

The Islamist group controls large areas of Syria and Iraq and has begun carrying out atrocities in other countries, such as France and Lebanon.

Karima Bennoune is the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights.

Cristina Silveiro asked her to characterize the attacks.

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