Horrific events in France
Apparently there is no end in sight to terrorism in France. Twenty people were killed and 22 were injured at the office of the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January 2015; four people were killed in a Jewish supermarket in the city two days later. One hundred and thirty people were killed and 352 were injured during an attack in a Parisian theatre in November 2015. A fortnight ago 84 people were killed and 308 were injured when they were hit by a terrorist’s lorry in Nice. And on Tuesday of last week the murder of Father Jacques Hamel in a church in Rouen filled every civilised person with disgust. He was a gentle old man, aged 85. This was an act of sacrilege as well as a murder.