Various politicians, religious leaders, and even a rapper have used the terror assault in Paris to advance their own policy agendas. Here are a few noteworthy examples.
The powerful French military can do serious damage to IS, and do so in spectacular fashion. But winning a ground war against a brutal insurgency would be a very different story.
As Europe reels from the terrorist attacks in Paris and the number of refugees fleeing ISIS continues to grow, hateful demonstrations like this will probably become a lot more common.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, a group of mostly Republican governors is saying they won't take on any refugees from the war-torn nation—but experts say that they don't even have the power to do that.
While many Canadians showed their support for the world's terror victims, some showed a more hateful side to the country's Muslims.
The government has already launched a series of police raids and bombed the Islamic State in Syria, but what's next?
In the wake of Friday's tragedy, Republicans called for closed borders and "boots on the ground."
"Feeling the knife cutting into my stomach, I thought I would die immediately," a survivor said.
The mass resignation comes in response to the church's new policy denying children of same-sex couples baptisms until they turn 18.
A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask said the IS militants who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks were "vermin" and Anonymous would hunt them down.
French authorities have embarked on a massive manhunt for Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 27-year-old Belgian national who was allegedly behind a foiled terrorist attack in January.
London's French community braved the rain in Trafalgar Square to mourn the victims of the terrorist attacks.
This morning, G20 leaders urge Putin to agree to a peace process in Syria, Alabama plans to refuse Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks, Ban Ki-moon visits North Korea, and more.
In the course of Kikkoman's research, rats are force-fed and decapitated.
French authorities reportedly identified one of the attackers using a severed finger found at the scene of the Bataclan concert hall massacre.
The shocking act of terrorism on Friday pushed national security and foreign policy to the forefront of the people's minds, and as usual, Hillary Clinton was at the center of the conversation.
Hours after the attack, VICE News arrived in Paris to witness a city in mourning.
Being one of the most powerful drug lords in the country is "a much tougher job than people imagine," according to Misha Glenny's new book.
France, as well as the rest of the world, is shocked and grieving. But citizens in various cities throughout Europe gathered yesterday to express support and organize solidarity protests.
American officials are scrutinizing reams of intelligence data in an attempt to determine if there was anything that the US Intelligence Community could have known in advance about the coordinated attacks in Paris.
Speculation and rumors surrounding the nationalities of the attackers has already stirred up anti-immigrant and Islamophobic sentiment.
"It was just an instinct," a woman, who didn't want her name used, told VICE News. "It was like no one could help anyone, I couldn't think of what to do."
Bodies are still being removed from the Bataclan concert hall, where at least 87 people were slaughtered on Friday night—just one in a series of terror attacks to rock the French capital.
As Paris grieves, authorities are trying to piece together exactly what happened on Friday night. Here's a timeline of the events that led to at least 128 dead.