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    Bastille Day Terrorist Attack in Nice.

    First reports are coming in of a major incident in Nice with a truck apparently being deliberately driven at high speed through crowds watching a fireworks display on the waterfront. Indications at this stage are that more than 70 men women and children have been killed. Terrible news.

    The question then becomes how does the West defend itself against this type of attack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monash View Post
    The question then becomes how does the West defend itself against this type of attack?
    Recognise IS as a legitimate entity ?

    Not happening so you can't, sometimes you get lucky.

    Do you see a trend here, Orlando, Dacca, Mecca, Nice. Earlier there was Brussels & Paris.

    It means pressure is building up on IS, they are getting desperate. Each reversal for them manifests itself in an attack (lone wolf or otherwise) somewhere in the world.

    Even during the holy month of Ramadan they stepped up their attacks to appeal.
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    France has had enough it seems and there is talk of madame guillotine being recalled

    France takes on radical Islamism: PM to SHUT DOWN mosques to wipe out ‘poison’ of jihadis
    By Jordan Hunter - Aug 4, 2016 390
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    FRENCH Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the country is to shut down mosques, cut foreign funding and police the content delivered in sermons in a massive crackdown on Islamic fundamentalism.

    The comments come following the murder of 86-year-old French Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel who was killed on the altar during morning mass last Tuesday and three separate massacres in the country in just over a year.

    In a newspaper interview Prime Minister Valls says the Republic has been forced to intervene to drive out the “poison” of radical Islamism.

    And he has announced plans to shut down mosques supporting Salafism, an ultra-orthodox religious-political ideology based on a belief in “physical” jihadism practised by some followers of the Sunni faith.

    Muslims pay tribute to Father Hamel who was killed in Normandy Muslims pay tribute to Father Hamel who was killed in Normandy

    He said: “All Salafists are not jihadists … but almost all are jihadist Salafists…

    “A terrible poison has spread.

    “Slowly, insidiously, on a background of influences from abroad and rising communalism, developed against a model of society, a model against the Republic and its values.

    “Many Muslims in France are taken hostage by the fundamentalist Salafism, who worship a weapon against others.

    “The places of worship that house preachers will be closed systematically.


    “It is necessary to rethink the training of imams and chaplains completely.

    “France must become a European centre of excellence in the teaching of Islamic theology.”

    The people of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray have united in their revulsion at the murder of Father Jacques who served on the town’s interfaith committee.

    He will be buried this morning following a public funeral in the 12th Century Rouen cathedral, in Normandy.

    Leaders from the Mosque in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray will not bury attackersLeaders from the Mosque in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray will not bury attackers

    And the town’s Muslim community have refused to bury the 19-year-old men responsible for the heinous crime.

    Mohammed Karabila, imam of one of the town’s mosques, told Le Parisien: “We’re not going to taint Islam with this person.

    “We won’t participate in preparing the body or the burial.”

    The French public took to the streets of Paris following the murder of Father Jacques in Normandy last week.

    Many were openly furious when Mr Valls visited a memorial service to remember the victims of the Nice terror attack.

    He was booed as he signed the book of condolence on the Promenade des Anglais where 84 people died and scores more were injured during the Bastille Day massacre.

    Former President Nicolas Sarkozy wants terror suspects placed under house arrest Former President Nicolas Sarkozy wants terror suspects placed under house arrest

    Mr Valls added: “This fight against radicalisation requires an unprecedented mobilisation of public authorities.

    “We need a general mobilisation of all public and civil society as a whole.

    “But beyond that there is the question of the construction of Islam in France.

    “And Muslims therefore have a huge responsibility.”

    Meanwhile, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has demanded every person suspected of being involved in terrorism be placed under house arrest.

    And he said accessing jihadi websites should be made a crime similar to that of paedophiles who view and distribute content online.

    France is also considering legislation that will allow it to remove and expel dual national citizens.


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