The series of coordinated attacks that struck Paris Friday evening may represent a new era of expanded activity for the Islamic State. If the group's claims that it is responsible for the attacks are true, it would the first time the extremist group has carried out a major attack outside of the Middle East.
And, as such, the attack could spell the beginning of the end for the Islamic State, says William McCants, an expert on Islamic thought and jihadism.
21:15 For Muslims at Ohio State, unease and fears of a backlash after terrifying attack11
21:02 Ohio State Attacker Likely ‘Inspired’ by ISIS or Al Qaeda, F.B.I. Says20
19:22 FBI: Ohio State attacker might have been inspired by Islamic State19
11:19 Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Ohio State Attack23