Marquette remembers Paris Attack victims, former Syrian Ambassador Speaks
A prayer on the Marquette campus for acceptance, understanding and perhaps; justice.
Marquette students and staff came out to not only remember the lives lost in the Paris attacks but also in terrorist attacks across the world.
Dozens of students from all different cultures and religions showed up to the event, saying they are all one family regardless of any differences.
There were readings from the Bible, Koran, and Ojibwa prayers. Everyone, including Marquette's own president, said they have one goal: stop the violence and embrace one another.
"We are living in the pitiless time. There's no remorse no forgiveness nor mercy. We all agree that's the wrong approach though and I know that because you're here with us this evening. We must find ways to forgive each other. We must have mercy for each other, we must find ways to forgive each other,"said President Michael Lovell.
Earlier Tuesday, former US ambassador to Syria Robert Frost gave a report to students on how he thinks America is doing in the fight against ISIS.
He says he doesn't think more US troops will help win the battle; that it needs to be local forces on the ground.
And even after a Syrian passport was found next to a body of one of the Paris attackers, Frost is still encouraging President Obama to take in 100,000 refugees from Syria after they go thru a strict vetting process.
"If one only focuses only on the protection aspect you're condemning an awful lots of people to death. And that is something that's not being discussed. There's a lot of people that have drowned trying to cross Europe but I'm even more concerned by those who decide not to make the trip and will freeze or starve to death," said Ambassador Frost.
Frost calls what's happening in Syria a human catastrophe and says the refugees are not to blame for the attacks in Paris.