On December 6, 2015, in a televised interview with the Ukrainian news program ТСН Тиждень (TSN Tyzhden, Ukrainian for TSN Weekly), a former FSB officer admitted that Russia is behind ISIS while ostensibly opposing it.

Speaking at a meeting discussing religious persecution held by the Open Doors organization in Brussels on December 2, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that “Christians are not safe” on the European continent.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has been an outspoken opponent of efforts by European Union leaders to impose immigration quotas on EU members, told a forum of ethnic Hungarian leaders in Budapest on December 2 that Germany has made a “secret pact” with Turkey to take in as many as half a million people.

In an op-ed article published in the New York Times, Peter Wehner blamed the Paris attacks on a lack of U.S. military intervention in Syria.

New testimony from a rescued Russian pilot casts Turkey's version of events into doubt, but Russia is showing restraint.