In July 2016, in an act of terrorism, a truck driver in Nice, France, rammed into an evening crowd celebrating Bastille Day on a popular promenade. Eighty-six people were killed and another 458 injured.
Bernard Cazeneuve may sue police officer Sandra Bertin after she claimed that the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice were severely mismanaged by the government. Cazeneuve called her statement an “unworthy accusation” and “useless speculation.”
Could it be that France has just blown the whistle on Salafism, and finally anchored its counter-terrorism narrative against not Islam, but the devolution which has worked to hijack its Scriptures and redact its principles?
Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on French Muslims to lead the battle against Salafism in “mosques, neighborhoods and families,” describing the ultra-conservative Islamic ideology as “perverse.” He has, however, rejected calls to ban the movement.