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Lone wolf attacks are just not preventable. Stupid acts by cabinet ministers and right-wing opposition will not unite but only divide and spurn future attacks. Macron making the devilish incident bigger for political gain will not help. Decades of accepting a status quo is just kicking the can down the road. Top down policy needs to be reversed to bottom up. Work inside the community to make connections to persons left behind. Be available for people and families in need. Too many managers and too few workers with feet in the mud.

France pays tribute to police employee fatally stabbed in Rambouillet near Paris

President Emmanuel Macron visited the police station in Rambouillet as well as the bakery owned by the husband of the victim, a 49-year-old mother of two teenage girls.

The latest violence targeting police is likely to heighten attention on the danger of Islamic extremism in France and on wider concerns about security and immigration a year ahead of presidential elections.

Polls currently indicate that Macron will face a tough race against far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who accused the government of failing to eradicate "Islamism" in the wake of the attack.

But other critics say Macron's efforts to tackle religious extremism, including making it easier for authorities to track foreign funding of mosques, risk stigmatising or alienating French Muslims.

Emmanuel Macron: From celebrated centrist to divisive leader | Al Jazeera - Nov. 19, 2020 |

Marine Le Pen operates exactly as our Dutch Islamophobe behaves.

by Oui on Thu Apr 29th, 2021 at 11:40:08 AM EST

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