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Terrorist Attacks

Terrorist Attacks "I'm Charlie." Demonstration of solidarity with the victims of the Terrorist Attack in the editorial office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, January 2015.

For several years, France has maintained an unfortunate leadership in terms of the number of victims in hate-motivated acts of terrorism.

On May 25th in the business district of La Defense in Paris an Islamist attacked soldier Cedric Cordier and wounded him .

On June 27th in the town of Saint-le-Noble assailants set fire to a car and directed it towards the building that houses the city's only Muslim prayer hall .

On June 20, fire was set to the catholic school of Sainte Marie in Oban. Despite the struggle of the fire fighters, the school lost a few classrooms .< /p>

On July 2, shots were fired at a synagogue in Limay-Brivane .

On July 26, two Molotov Cocktails were thrown in the Jewish Cultural Centre in Toulouse .

On August 29, a conspiracy to blow up a synagogue in Lyon was revealed .

On December 22, a driver tried to hit pedestrians in Nantes, shouting “Allah Akbar”. 11 people were injured as a result .

On December 23, unidentified perpetrators opened fire at David Ben-Yishai synagogue in Paris .

On December 24, a 15kg gas cylinder was found at the gate of a Jewish cemetery in Cagnes-sur-Mer, not far from Nice .

On December 25, shots were fired at a kosher restaurant in Paris .

2015 was the year of the large-scale terrorist attacks committed by radical Islamists. On January 7-9, 2015 in Paris, twelve people were killed in the editorial office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, four more - in the seizure of a kosher store at the Vincennes Gate, also killed Clarissa police officer Jean-Philippe. 11 people were injured.

On June 26, 2015 Yasin Salhi attacked and beheaded his boss in the small village of San Kanten-Fallavier in the region of Isere, and then tried to blow up a liquefied gas factory.

On August 21, 2015, US servicemen on vacation, with the help of a British national neutralized a terrorist with a machine gun in the Thalys international train, but three people were still injured.

On November 13, 2015 terrorists associated with the Islamic State (IS) conducted a series of terrorist attacks in Paris, killing 130 people and injuring over 350 (most in the concert hall of Bataclan).

On July 14, 2016 on the Day of the Bastille - a national holiday in France - a 31-year-old native of Tunisia crashed a 19-ton truck into a crowd of people watching the fireworks on the English embankment. 86 people were killed and 308 were injured. The attacker was shot and killed by the police. Islamic State took responsibility for the attack. Despite these horrible terrorist attacks, French government did not recognize global systemic problems in the national policy of the country (or rather, in its absence), and the civilized world continued to seek answers to the question: "why France again?".

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