President Emmanuel Macron opens his voice on French attacks: this is Islamic terrorist madness. Macron made it clear that France would not be afraid of acts of terrorism. He also said that France will continue to uphold the values of secularism and liberalism.
French President Emmanuel Macron called the attack on the Notredame Basilica Church in Nice an act of madness by Islamic terrorists. He then stated that he would not give up facing terrorism.
“Islamic terrorist madness,” said Macron, as quoted by CNN. The attack itself left three people dead. One of them was beheaded by an alleged Tunisian citizen.
Macron insisted that France would not be afraid of acts of terrorism. France will continue to hold the values of secularism and liberalism. “Again, this morning, three of our citizens were victims in Nice and it is very clear that France is under attack,” Macron continued.
Macron then expressed his condolences to all Catholics for the murders that had just occurred. He also asked every religious adherent to unite with each other and that there should be no divisions with each other.
On the other hand, the attack took place at the Notredame Basilica Church, Nice, France. Three people died. One of them was beheaded by the perpetrator who had been arrested by local authorities.
The perpetrator is strongly suspected of being a 21-year-old Tunisian named Brahim Aouissaoui. He reportedly just arrived in France in the early week of October. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi called this attack an Islamic fascist attack.
“The perpetrator kept repeating” Allahu Akbar ‘even while being treated because he was injured as a result of the arrest, “Estrosi told reporters at the scene.
Previously, France was in the world spotlight because President Macron said Islam was experiencing a crisis. He also accused Islam of being determined to change the values of liberalism and secularism in France.
The chaos started after the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo announced that it was republishing the cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad last September. The reissue was carried out to mark the start of the trial for the attack on their office regarding the caricature on January 7, 2015.
At that time, 12 people, including several prominent cartoonists, were killed in an attack by two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, on the Charlie Hebdo office, Paris.
A number of French politicians, notably the right-wing National Front party led by Marine Le Pen, supported the publication of the caricature and linked acts of terror to Islamic teachings and voiced anti-Islamic speech. Meanwhile, President Macron stated that he could not interfere with the magazine’s editorial decisions on the pretext of freedom of expression.
In addition, there was an incident of beheading history teacher, Samuel Paty, by Abdoullakh Abouyezidovitch, an 18 year old teenager who was an immigrant from Chechnya, in the small town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorin, Val d’Oise, France, on Friday (16/10) .
The high school teacher is said to have held a discussion about the Prophet Muhammad cartoon with his students. The perpetrator was then shot dead by the police.
After that incident Macron argued about, “Killed because Muslims want our future”. Since then Macron has received criticism from various parties.