terror strikes again in france as a knife man rampages through a basilica in nice leaving 3 dead and several injured the suspect was wounded by police and is in custody. while on the coast from nice and the guy conic cathedral city of another man is shot dead by police for threatening people with a handgun present the french president says his nation will not give in to terror as he increases troop deployment on the streets. that if we're attacked once again it is for our values for our teeth for freedom this morning we decided to increase the vigilance everywhere in front of us to adapt to the terrorist threat. and then to french sentiment turns violent in the middle east as
a saudi man is arrested for stabbing a security guard at a french consulate in saudi arabia. bringing you your top news stories from around the world this is our international my name's don quarter thanks for watching us we begin on the french south coast a knife attack in which 3 people were killed in nice on thursday morning was perpetrated by an islamic terrorist according to the french president emmanuel macron it happened inside the cathedral. this is the moment captured by a local when police fired shots while entering the pacific up after the assailant had struck earlier in the morning the suspect was arrested after being shot and
wounded by officers an anti terror investigation is now ongoing. our correspondent charlet dubinsky reports from near the basilica where the attack took place. president mark rome was following that brutal attack he said france his country was under attack from islam missed a terror attack that took place in this right behind me a whore a scene unfolded during a rampage of 30 minutes in which 3 people lost their lives let's take you through
what happened inside and what happened to the individuals 3 were killed 2 women and . prosecutors been outlining the details of the deaths on thursday evening he said of the one woman who is around 60 years old was almost beheaded in an attack head almost cut totally off the man who said to be in a god in all of the basilica behind me was said to have had his throat sliced open a 3rd individual a woman who was also stabbed in the attack managed to escape briefly to raise the alarm she also succumb to injury now the police arrived on the scene minutes after the law was raised and they were confronted by a man who shouted out. they tried to taser him and eventually fired shots at him he was then apprehended i would insist said they heard the gunfire.
i heard the siren of the farm and the police arrived quickly really quickly biker's everything that followed then they set up a security system i went down with my scooter and i saw the guy come in take refuge at the cathedral afterwards i heard a lot of gunshots well the public possibly terrorism prosecutor is also been talking about the perpetrator behind that attack who is currently in hospital and he said could die from the injuries as a result result of being shot by the police 14 shots i used in that attack as they try to apprehend him as he ran toward shouting. now we. understand that he was not known to the intelligence services to france and there were no fingerprints of him on the system but because the piece found him with his personal belongings suggested that he is a national that was born in 9099 that i didn't see documents came from the
italian red cross because he only came to europe just over a month ago arriving into italy to leave the italian island of lampedusa and then this month coming into france now i was off the ball a breather unfolded here there were several other incidents in france all relating to france it's not known that any of those were connected but let's just take you through the man was shot dead because he was brandishing a gun at people a man was a kid after he tried to board a tram with a noise and in saudi arabia a security guard was stabbed by a saudi national the security guard now being treated for those injuries and the attack was arrested president mccollum has said the security across france is now being beefed up if we are attacked once again it is for our values for our for freedom for this possibility on our soil to believe freely and not to give in to
any mind of terror i see with great clarity once again today we will not give them this morning we decided to increase the vigilance everywhere in france to adapt to the terrorist threat i have decided that our soldiers will be more mobilized in the coming hours and will the mobilization within the framework for permission sentinel from 30027000 soldiers on our ground but there have been condolence isn't also condemnation of this horrific attack in the heart of need in the south of the country but there is also being. about the situation about what many people say is the rising terror threat. well enough it's time to act and i would like to tell mr mcconnell mr dogman our state of paris there's new need to come to us vice had already come to us when $86.00 people died on the promenade day on glen or law
and had already visited us to no need to come better stay in paris and do something just do something how do the residents of nice react to this the same as meet their few reus with super tired of this it's the 2nd time an islamist terrorist attacks a church in france for the 3rd time in our country people have been beheaded once again when will they stop. and this of course all comes as the front says under the cloud of this rising anger against that this french sentiment that has been bubbling away and is now boiling over ever since the attack on patty a teacher who was beheaded just weeks ago and in the wake of the president being defiant that france would hold true to its use of freedom of speech and less a taste of this secularism when religion is separate to the state let's have a look now at what happened following the events of the beheading of samuel betty.
i know one of our compatriots was murdered because he taught our compassion was the victim of an islamist terror attack. and this is the concern pass rush nationality and of chechen origin benefited from a refugee status and. he was not known to the intelligence services on the judicial level he's never been convicted for was no case in damaging public property and gang violence while still.
he asked muslim children to raise their hand and leave the classroom she did it my son told me he didn't do it to discriminate or to her he did it to preserve the children to not shield them he explained i'd prefer if you left because i'm going to show a cartoon of the prophet of islam i don't want to shock you. i'm even more shocked that this college is one i opened when i was the town my working there was nice and it was located in a neighborhood without any problems or violence i don't think this act of terror is a crazy man steve but a premeditated act well as a result of what happened in the off the mark of some in fact these death there have been protests in many majority muslim countries some 40000 people gathered in
bangladesh to protest against the fact the president was defiant about continuing to show those cartoons and allow those cartoons of the prophet mohammed to be used in france now it's all the see been bubbling over what people are fearing now with the terror being raised once again to the maximum france is one of those clouds that passed this shadow over france after those massive terror attacks in 2015 in paris and then in 2016 here in nice weather that shadow was once again costing along and took over france. a candle vigil has been held at the scene of the tragedy unique commemorations have been taking place right across france with bells ringing out of churches.
notre dame churches in thailand in the south of the country and in paris are among the cathedrals that joined together to ring their bells in memory of those who lost their lives the 1st deputy mayor of nice told our sister channel r.t. france that his country is at war. he aggress it decapitated a woman those 3 people killed the victims of islamist barbarism because the attack whose density is yet to be established cried out of whack by several times of course we will have to be relentless in the face of this barbarism we can't leave this battle for our children we have to wage it now using our means of wolfcamp we have to be decisive stick to the law and use new tactics keeping in mind the current events in our country in nice we use all the tools at our disposal to count it terrorism at the same time we're mindful of the fact that the instruments we use it in municipal level and not adequate to help the government in this battle we need additional a lawful means to eradicate is the most fashion summer that's now here some of our
guest reactions to emanuel macron recent declaration to do battle against quote islamic separatism starting with former austrian foreign minister current nestle. present then has many many people behind him when he was very killing. off to teach and he. is this topic dominated everything in this current situation are the dissociated circumstances what's really needed is . a more conciliatory tory hone on each and everybody sides 6000000 muslims living and have a certain percentage who are radical in the last. branch has developed on the outlook and will that from seminar school security is. what france needs right now much more social cohesion or
a sort of reconciliation and more polarized when it comes to the muslim world was genuine diplomacy and not 5 but like even less. only on french i mean again i have deep respect for this french that they are not the only want existing in the world and they have been speired a lot of people who could also close over the last 300 years but the world has also become a little bit more. we have. to take that into account and i think when it comes to this international dimension that we have seen over the last few weeks it needs genuine diplomacy it needs broaching mccrone has to find it but mostly on sort of a rhetorical level that has angered parts of the muslim world it's gone international there have been boycotts against france nerves been a heightened state of alert for french assets overseas served in riots event metro
needs to do a better job of balancing his pretty principles with public safety and fostering a sense of inclusion what we're going to see is less convergence even more sort of a pain to receive shut. where at the french government is going to move further to the right and more islamists and those sympathetic to it are going to become anti france and that sense we may actually see the french public also move to the right to kim deficiencies for this attack are not only still present but are going to be exacerbated and so i 1st see more islamised attacks in france probably in the near future if the past month is any indication. more coverage of our top story today coming right your way after the break this is our national.
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people killed 400 injured the next year the truck attack in nice 80 people killed 20172018 more stabbing shootings ramming then 2000 the tackler police stations other shootings and stabbings this is this is been a horrific pattern horrific pattern leading up to this year and of course 2 weeks 3 attacks and many of these attacks can be traced back to these these characters sharlee abdu and this is perhaps the reason that french patience is is running out there is there is this sense in the president's reaction to the murder of the french teacher 2 weeks ago that you know the french government is toughening up its position but samuel was murdered for the very reason that he embodied the values of
the french republic he was killed because islamists want to destroy our future and what silent heroes like simultaneity they will not prevail samuel was a victim of lies a conspiracy theory of the hatred of others of what we are on friday he became the face of the republic and our desire to break down terrorist networks islamic to live like a community of free citizen. he was talking there about the beheading of the french teacher a couple of weeks ago i wanted to french government even particularly in response to that was a very strong reaction they went after muslim civil society shutting down some 50 energy use and charities including the collective against the slobber phobia in france which is could see. somewhat mainstream nevertheless they have now gone after the more than 200 people are either awaiting deportation from france or have been arrested by authorities on suspicion of being radicalized in you know the
interior minister has come out and called some of these in jews' enemies of france enemies of france of that these are french n.g.o.s these are french organizations french charities what they hope to achieve with this. is unclear at the moment but what we do know it has provoked a strong reaction from muslim countries well there's been a double reaction this was the 1st reaction has been condolences condolences with regards to the murder of the teacher condolences with regards to what has happened today even even turkey coming out and saying that you know this is completely unacceptable there is no justification for beheading people the other reaction has been not to what is happening in france but to what french authorities are saying and in the muslim world this is from north africa all the way to southeast asia the malaysia the reaction has been very different because they're seeing they're hearing what the french are saying not as not as condemnation of terrorism but as
islamophobia needs mental health treatment what else can be said to a head of state who does not understand freedom of belief and who behaves in this way to millions of people living in his country who are members of a different faith muslims are the primary victims of the cult of hatred empowered by colonial regimes and exported by their own clients insulting 1100000000 muslims and their sanctities for the apparent crimes of such extremists is not you know stick abuse of freedom of speech it only fuels extremism the recent statements that the leadership level is the dence of this a creation of the holy qur'an a reflection of this increasing islamophobia that is spreading in european countries we must explain. to the western world the value systems different for different social and religious and ethnic groups in the world we also have muslims ordinary muslims all over the world people who have one of nothing to do with terrorism we want nothing to do with these beheadings in who condemn condemn
violence they're still coming out into the streets there waving banners across the muslim world even even here there's a small demonstration in moscow today. before before this incident and what people want to know is where does free speech end and where does religious tolerance begin because by by the descriptions of these characters the point of them was was to insult they are insulting their crude they're insulting and the point was to get a reaction this is what many muslims many analysts say that surely do which usually doesn't sell very many copies i believe that in the past those around 60000 that they feed they capitalize on huge amounts of huge amounts of attention that they get after after every publication after every major incident that they're in the limelight and this is what ordinary people are saying that you know there's been a history of this now they keep doing it and doing it and it isn't it isn't for.
the defense of freedom of speech is as an act of freedom of speech which is obviously very different to the position of many guys asians journalists the french authorities that say religion is religion and it is it is subject to free speech you can say whatever you want about religion nevertheless there has been this this pattern of protests and violence around it charlie able to. we've been hearing a wide range of opinions and reactions to all 'd of today's events. tensions are mounting every day between the slimy word and france in france we have the french government saying that we have the freedom of speech we have the freedom to do any satire about anyone we want and on the other side we have the slimy word which says ok you can have the freedom of speech but you do you shouldn't be insulting our prophet so this 2 points of view are opposing each other and this 2 communities
don't understand each other if we want to stop the radical islam here in france we should prove and we should show them that france is a neutral country that what we call here. that no religion has the right to interfere with the with the government or the state of affairs in france these radical muslims don't understand that and the french government regarding its freedom of speech says that the we have the right to do anything you want to anyone the we want and this is our right this is our freedom of speech but in general we should understand and the viewers should understand that in france we have almost a total freedom of speech which suffers few exceptions and few restrictions but these restrictions never apply to 2 muslim that's i mean that's what the muslim of the french muslim they feel that the freedom of speech is. suffers no received and
when you are attacked the muslim people and the muslim religion but not the other religion that's what they think when the charity issues were published and then there were and there was actually the list of 20 teenage the main jesuit review it fronts how delicious not only the jacket use one of the 100 euro just but many shall you do caricature those that were much. against the catholic church who treat nuns you could imagine it and they ran. those on that website precisely to make the point not that even though this was an insult they were doing the christian thing in and. showing her the cheek but also respecting the idea that the city does not exist in france short time ago the french anti-terrorism prosecutor confirmed that the nice attacker who carried out the gruesome killings was from tunisia he added that the perpetrator had arrived in france just
a few weeks ago it's being reported he had travelled there from the italian island of lampedusa a refugee hotspot french authorities say the perpetrator had not been on the radar of national intelligence authorities also found items they say belong to the suspect including a kharaj knives and cell phones francesco will be lay president of the future nation conservative think tank says the attacker wasn't supposed to be in europe at all. and yet he's not in this year not to war and these men he. forced. and after he was in the south of italy in a in the sea off body and this terrorist the was instant posed to be in europe he was in an old to be he and i think that the howard government government a stronger 'd responsibilities for what happened tonight that and to date equals that these men will come back to tunisia and it will be in. nations so
what do we have to do is not meet in general we have to stop your equal or negro camp to our borders we have to stop the situation in the mediterranean sea also on thursday morning a separate incident took place in the popular tourist city of ivan you on an armed man was shot dead by police just hours after the nice massacre france of course has faced a wave of brutal terror attacks in recent years let's recall those events. author
and antiterrorism expert dr lewis harrington believes issues surrounding the caricature of the prophet muhammad have been used as an excuse spies law midsts to carry out atrocities they would have attempted in any case when you see what goes on with the stream of speech. and the people that sharing our chose to track they're not doing it because of charlie hebdo they're all doing it because of what's going on there they use it serves as a useful way of giving what they're planning to do anyway legitimacy you know there are a lot of people who disagree with charlie hebdo there's all this thousands of what you would call is list is
a mystic stream ists. it's very few more to terrorists there's very few people who actually do deal if the charlie hebdo was so offensive was so horrible surely they could be thousands of people on the streets starving one another it's not it's a tiny tiny minority what is it about the tiny minority that distinguishes them from all the rest of us and that's why you have to look at least at the individual level when one starts it almost gives legitimacy to the others so the reason that france has raised its terrorism level is because it takes one and it's kind of like a. rally around the flag now we're all going to go because it becomes rational or when you think you will get legitimacy for it you'll find out more details about the terrorism situation in france on our website r.t. dot com and get the latest updates by following us on twitter i'll be back with more news in just about half an hour thanks for watching and i hope to see you soon
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