TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - The terror attacks in Paris came as a shock for Arizona University Students who call France home.
"I have an alert on my phone, (it) goes off anytime there is an attack, so much family is there especially in Paris," said Alizee Jenck.
They felt the same wave of fear that swept over France and beyond.
"I am concerned for the safety of French citizens, not just in Paris but all of France, because shootings like this could happen anytime and anywhere, not just in Paris," said Tanguy Toulouse.
What bothers them is the notion much of this terrorism is home-grown.
"ISIS is reaching out to young Muslims in France and converting them, so the people doing this aren't from other countries, but they are already in France," said Toulouse.
They worry about a backlash as France tries to root out terrorism.
"I have so many friends who are Muslim, I love them to death, and to just everybody feeling that hate towards them is unfair," said Jenck.
These students who have roots in the U.S. and France say this is a time to be brave.
"I think a lot of people in France are very scared now, but we have to continue with our lives, and that is it," said Toulouse.