In Nice, a terrorist killed three people with a knife and wounded several parishioners of the Notre-Dame Church. The scene is cordoned off by police, the attacker has already been detained. The motives of the attack are being investigated, the mayor said. Shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” were heard at the scene of the attack, according to eyewitnesses.
The terrorist, whose motives are being established (according to the city’s mayor Christian Estrosi), stabbed a 70-year-old man and beheaded a woman. He seriously injured several parishioners.
According to witnesses, shouts of “ Allahu Akbar!” were heard from the Church at the time of the attack.
Estrosi has already ordered the closure of all churches in the city after the attack. French President Emmanuel Macron is due to arrive in the city soon — because of the terrorist attack, he flew to the crisis center of the French Interior Ministry, created in the city.
In early October, the French leader made a speech in which he stated the need to adopt tougher laws to combat Islamic fundamentalism and “separatism” — to protect the principles of a secular society. The politician presented a list of measures that include stopping the issuance of visas to imams and tightening control over the finances of mosques.
The head of the Republic expressed fears that Muslims in France may create their own “counter-society”.