Nice attack: Mayor says deadly stabbing points to terrorism

Chris_the_Brit

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Two people have died and at least one other person has been wounded in a stabbing in Nice, French reports say.
Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said that one person had been arrested.
He said everything pointed to a "terrorist attack at the heart of the Notre-Dame basilica".
The interior minister appealed to people to avoid the area in the centre of the French Riviera city. Gérald Darmanin said he was convening a crisis meeting at the ministry in Paris.

 

Agent_Smith

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Is this retribution for Macron not denouncing or requesting a cessation of cartoonists depicting the prophet?
 

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So people get mostly beheaded in France by Muslims and the best that the Islamic world can say is that that it is actually the French who are bigots:

Leading the condemnation has been President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who called Mr. Macron mentally damaged in a speech over the weekend. “Macron needs mental treatment,” he said. “What is the problem of this person Macron with Muslims and Islam?”

In Bangladesh, an estimated 40,000 people took part in an anti-France rally in the capital, Dhaka, burning an effigy of Mr. Macron and calling for a boycott of French products. There were also calls for the Bangladeshi government to order the French ambassador back to Paris and threats to tear down the French embassy building.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused Mr. Macron of being divisive and encouraging Islamophobia.

Kuwait’s foreign ministry criticized linking Islam to terrorism, saying it “represents a falsification of reality, insults the teachings of Islam and offends the feelings of Muslims around the world.”

French goods were taken off shop shelves there and in Qatar, a strong supporter of Mr. Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood. Le Train Bleu restaurant in Doha, the Qatari capital, a replica of the one in Paris’ Gare de Lyon, will now serve French meals without any imported French ingredients.

Jordan’s foreign ministry did not criticize Mr. Macron directly but condemned the “continued publication of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad under the pretext of freedom of expression.” It also denounced any “discriminatory and misleading attempts that seek to link Islam with terrorism.”

In Saudi Arabia, the country’s state-run press agency quoted an anonymous foreign ministry official saying the kingdom “rejects any attempt to link Islam and terrorism and denounces the offensive cartoons of the Prophet.” The kingdom’s highest religious authority said that “defaming” the prophet “only serves extremists,’’ and that “these insults have nothing to do with freedom of expression.”
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ForceFate

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At this rate, plastic neck braces may be mandatory in France.

RIP and condolences.
 

ForceFate

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Media calling it stabbings :ROFL:
Nice attack: Mayor says deadly stabbing points to terrorism

Maybe they were still establishing more facts.
 

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I have been reading Sam Harris 'End of Faith' since last month. He describes some such incident at the start of the book (not decapitation but suicide bombing incident) and says.

Is there anything else that we can infer about him on the basis of his behavior? Was he popular in school? Was he rich or was he poor? Was he of low or high intelligence? His actions leave no clue at all. Did he have a college education? Did he have a bright future as a mechanical engineer? His behavior is simply mute on questions of this sort, and hundreds like them. Why is it so easy, then, so trivially easy—you-could-almost-bet-your-life-on it easy—to guess the young man's religion?
 
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