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Macron needs the help of Muslim world leaders or France’s tally of decapitated heads will continue to rise

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As France struggles to comprehend the horror of yet another Islamist extremist beheading of an innocent civilian in broad daylight, President Emmanuel Macron faces the dilemma of either sticking to his defence of freedom of speech or caving in to Muslim sensitivies in a bid to stop these atrocities.

The French leader gives a good speech and he wasn’t short on words as he said, “If we are attacked, it is because of our values, our values of freedom and our desire not to yield to terror.”

But this will never be enough to quell the fury he’s stirred up over his support for the publication of controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. He’s been demonised around the Muslim world, but the true, ghastly price he’s paying is exacted much closer to home and counted in the severed heads of his citizens.

The attack which left three people dead in the Notre Dame basilica in Nice saw one of the elderly victims decapitated by a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant called Brahim Aoussaoui, repeatedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he pursued his slaughter, a cry the killer kept up despite being shot by police and sedated by the medical services.

In the south-eastern city Lyon, a man of Afghan origin was arrested while armed with a 30cm knife and wearing a tactical vest as he tried to board a tram. Another man also armed with a knife was arrested outside a church in........

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