GREENSBORO, N.C. – “We are brother and sister in this world,” Sylvie Lilly said.
She was born and raised in France, and once lived in Paris. She currently resides in Greensboro. Her heart mourns for those injured and killed during the Paris terror attacks.
“I don't think we were created to kill each other. We were created to love each other,” Lilly said.
Lilly still has family and friends who live in and near Paris. Fortunately, none of her loved ones were injured. But Lilly says her heart still hurts for her country.
“I'm French strong. And I will stand strong, even all the way over here in the United States. My heart is still there and I will support them,” Lilly said.
Lilly and many across the country are wondering what the leaders of America are doing to fight against an attack by ISIS on our soil.
Congressman Mark Walker, from North Carolina's 6th congressional district, weighed in on the issue. Walker represents the interests of many Triad constituents while working on Capitol Hill.
The Republican wants the leaders of the country to organize a detailed plan on how to stop the growing threat of the ISIS.
“I believe the world is waking up to just how horrible and heinous this particular group of terrorists are,” Walker said. “There are times when America needs to take the lead. We need to take the fight to them or else otherwise we may face it right here on our own home front.”
“I believe the president needs to be very descriptive of what his strategy is. We've been dealing with ISIS for more than two years now,” Walker said.
In the Triad and all over the world, people are praying for Paris.
“Pray for your enemies because I believe in the power of prayer,” Lilly said.