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Beheading in a church in this European country!

By Anwesha Dash

3 people stabbed and killed in a church in the Nice city of France by a religious fanatic chanting “Allahu Akbar”.

The controversial and appalling statements made by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, following the murder of Samuel Paty by an 18 years old extremist, has made Muslims all over the world upset. On top of that, he also condoned displaying cartoons of the Islamic Holy Prophet which is sacrilegious to his followers. Hence enraged by this apparent "blasphemy" a man beheaded a woman in a church in Nice and also knifed 2 other people not very coincidentally on the Prophet’s birthday all while chanting "Allahu Akbar" which translates to "God is the greatest". The killer was shot and is currently in hospital in critical condition. The criminal is alleged to be a Tunisian immigrant.

According to Christian Estrosi, the mayor of Nice, the beheading was quite similar to that of the teacher. Officials also suspect it an act of terrorism and are on high alert in anticipation of more militant attacks. Also in another part of the country in a different incident, a man wielding a gun and chanting allegedly "Allahu Akbar" was shot dead by the police. Hence several police officers have been deployed all around important sites of worship, schools, and other significant institutes.

Hostility seems to have been growing on both sides since in another incident a pair of Jordanian siblings were attacked in public for speaking in Arabic, whereas in Jeddah of Saudi Arabia a guard outside the French consulate was attacked and wounded.

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