The authors point of view is that there are many terrorist attacks in different countries and the we do not care but.The way I know this is because in the article it says, Americans were more upset by the attack in Paris than the attacks in Kenya and Beirut.
I agree with the author because there are many attacks in outher countries and we don't make or give it any attention but when this happen to pairs every one was talking about it
The authors purpose is to inform us about the terrorist attacks. I know this because the article tells us "Paris France suffered a horrible terror attack Friday night. More than 132 people were killed".