Is Macron radical enough to handle radical Islam in France?
An unidentified man wielding a knife attacked civilians in the Church of Notre Dame in the French city of Nice. Three people were killed, several others were hospitalised with injuries. According to unconfirmed reports, one of the victims was beheaded. The police detained the criminal. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, called the incident a terrorist attack.The attack took place at around 09:00 a.m. local time (11:00 a.m. Moscow time). The attacker was detained ten minutes after the incident. The police said that two of the three victims died inside the cathedral. The attacker was also injured and hospitalized.Le Figaro's source in the police said that the perpetrator beheaded one of the victims, although it remains unclear whether it was a woman or an elderly man. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said the attack was carried out by a radicalized Muslim individual, who, according to the mayor, shouted "Allahu Akbar" even when he was receiving medical assistance after being detained. He described the attack as a manifestation of Islamic fascism. "We need to eradicate Islamic fascism throughout the country at any cost," the mayor said. He said that all Christian churches and other sites of worshipping would be closed in the city for a while. Additional measures will also be taken to ensure the safety of churches. Estrosi originally reported that two people were killed and another one was in critical condition as a result of the attack. However, then he announced about the killing of three people. The attacker himself was hospitalized too, his condition is assessed as serious. "We have not yet identified the barbarian yet," the mayor of Nice stated.Vigipirate counter terrorist plan was implemented at the highest possible level throughout France after the attack in the church of Nice, said Prime Minister Jean Castex.Full Article