US News Attack on Notre-Dame de Nice: the political and religious worlds between "astonishment", "compassion" and "anger"

17:20  29 october  2020
17:20  29 october  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

Knife attack in Nice: Watch out for these images and videos that are not linked to the attack

 Knife attack in Nice: Watch out for these images and videos that are not linked to the attack Videos that are not linked to the knife attack in the Notre-Dame church in Nice are resurfacing on the networks social © Valery HACHE / AFP Police officers guard the street leading to Notre-Dame church in Nice, this Thursday. FAKE OFF - Videos that are not related to the knife attack in the Notre-Dame church in Nice resurface on social networks An knife attack took place this Thursday morning in the Notre-Dame basilica Lady of Nice .

«Nice, comme la France, est en train de payer un tribut beaucoup trop lourd», a réagi Christian Estrosi après l'attaque de Nice. © VALERY HACHE "Nice, like France, is paying a much too heavy price" , reacted Christian Estrosi after the attack in Nice. The moment is for the emotion in the political class and the religious authorities. The far right takes the opportunity to demand stronger measures against Islamism.

Three people were killed, including a fatally cut throat, this Thursday morning near the Notre-Dame church in Nice, by an individual with a knife who was arrested. An terrorist attack condemned by the political class and the religious authorities, who express their feelings.

"Nice, like France, is paying a much too heavy price", reacted Christian Estrosi in front of the cameras of BFMTV, in particular with reference to the attacks which occurred in 2016 on the promenade des Anglais and at Saint- Etienne-du-Rouvray (Seine-Maritime) , during which Father Hamel had been slaughtered by two jihadists. "Nice is once again touched in its heart by" Islamofascism "that I have not stopped denouncing for five years," he continued in a video posted on Twitter, before thanking the police. and to announce the closure of all places of worship in the city. And to add: "There is emotion, compassion, rage, anger".

After the Nice attack, Turkey changes tone, Malaysia sinks

 After the Nice attack, Turkey changes tone, Malaysia sinks © Lim Huey Teng Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Like the Vatican, Ankara expressed its solidarity with France on Thursday after the attack on Notre-Dame Basilica despite the disputes of recent days. On the other hand, the former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad split a tweet to say that "Muslims had the right to kill millions of French people for past massacres".

Prime Minister Jean Castex denounces an "attack as cowardly as it is barbaric which mourns the whole country". Emergency party of the National Assembly where he detailed the reconfinement plan to join the crisis unit of his ministry, he announced the reinstatement of the vigipirate plan at the level "emergency bombing" everywhere in France.


The Conference of Bishops of France (CEF) wished that "Christians do not become a target to be cut down". "We are moved, very touched and in a kind of astonishment at this kind of unspeakable act," Father Hugues de Woillemont, CEF spokesperson, told AFP. The Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (Crif) expressed to him "its emotion and fraternal solidarity with the Niçois and the Catholics of France". The French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM) "strongly condemns the terrorist attack" which occurred "As a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims and their relatives, I call on the Muslims of France to cancel all the festivities of the Mawlid party, ”his account tweeted.

The CFCM calls on Muslims to cancel the festivities linked to the anniversary of the birth of the prophet

 The CFCM calls on Muslims to cancel the festivities linked to the anniversary of the birth of the prophet © Copyright 2020, L'Obs The president of the French Council of the Muslim Cult (CFCM), Mohammed Moussaoui, called on Muslims to cancel the festivities of the Muslim festival of Mawlid "as a sign of mourning and solidarity" with the victims of the Nice attack, this Thursday, October 29. These celebrations, scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Bishop of Nice, Mgr André Marceau, called for the "spirit of forgiveness" to prevail. "Only a few weeks after the devastating passage of the storm Alex, my emotion can only be strong after this new tragedy which mourns our diocese", reacted the bishop in a statement. "My sadness is infinite as a human being in front of what other beings, called human beings, can commit", he added, while calling for "that the spirit of forgiveness of Christ prevails in the face of these barbaric acts ”. Three days before All Saints' Day, all the churches in Nice are closed "until further notice" and under police protection, he said.

Condemnation of radicalism

Party leaders were the first to react on Twitter: "Thought of compassion for the victims of the #Nice bombing. Solidarity moved with the Catholics of France ”, for Mélenchon on the French side rebellious. Still on the left, PS leader Olivier Faure used the words of the mayor of Nice: "Radical Islamism has struck again. #Nice who has already paid a heavy price is in mourning again. Sincere condolences to the families of the victims. In this fight we will not let go. ”.

Attack in Nice: who is the 21-year-old Tunisian assailant?

 Attack in Nice: who is the 21-year-old Tunisian assailant? The attacker arrested this Thursday is a 21-year-old Tunisian who arrived in France at the end of September via Italy. © AFP New attack in Nice this Thursday. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) The attacker with the knife who killed three people on Thursday in the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice is a 21-year-old Tunisian, who arrived in Europe by Lampedusa at the end of September and in France at the beginning of October, we learned from sources close to the case.

On the side of the majority party, Stanislas Guérini expressed himself: "Horror strikes again this morning in the Church of Notre-Dame in #Nice. I am thinking at this moment of the victims, of their relatives, of all our fellow Catholics, of the French being attacked again. We will not compromise, we will form a unit, we will form a Nation, ”tweeted the general delegate of En Marche.

“Islamist terrorist barbarism strikes this time in Nice. Our thoughts in solidarity with families and their families. Our utter determination and intransigence in the face of terrorism and radical Islam, "wrote EE-LV leader Yannick Jadot. "We must wage a merciless fight against these barbarians," commented Christian Jacob, President of the Republicans.

On the far right, Marine Le Pen seized the opportunity, unsurprisingly: "The dramatic acceleration of Islamist acts of war against our fellow citizens and our country requires our leaders to have a global response aimed at the eradication of Islamism of our soil. ” “Let’s trigger a state of security emergency with strong measures to finally wage the war against Islamism on our soil!” Added Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, president of Debout la France.

Finally abroad, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was “deeply upset by the cruel murders” in Nice. "In these difficult times, Germany sends its solidarity to the French nation," she added. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "in shock" after "the barbaric attack".

INFORMATION EUROPE 1 - Nicolas Sarkozy accompanies Jean Castex on Saturday in Nice .
© AFP According to our information, the former President of the Republic was contacted by Prime Minister Jean Castex. The latter offered to be on his plane for the trip to Nice on Saturday in tribute to the victims of the attack perpetrated in the Notre-Dame basilica on October 29. It's a surprise: Jean Castex will not be alone in the plane which will take him to Nice on Saturday, to pay tribute to the three people killed in the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice on Thursday, October 29 .

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