Last Thursday, three civilians were killed inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice. Two of the victims were women and the other was a man. One of them, a 60-year-old woman was “virtually beheaded”. President Emmanuel Macron expressed his condolences to the victims’ families and stated that Thursday’s stabbings were an “Islamist terrorist attack”. Moreover, the suspect is said to be a 21-year-old Tunisian.
The security in France has been upped, ever since the killing of French teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded for showing his students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The Members of European Council took to social media to express their shock and sadness after the terrorist attack on Thursday: “We stand united and firm in our solidarity with France, with the French people and the Government of France – in our common and continued fight against terrorism and violent extremism. We call on Leaders around the world to work towards dialogue and understanding among communities and religions rather than division.”