Thoughts over the murder at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.” Murder of any human being is an unacceptable criminal act. When, in addition, the victim is an individual in whom the authority of the State is vested, the offense assumes an additional degree of gravity. Furthermore, when the motivation of the aggressor is based on a unilateral rejection of the values of the Republic, incarnated by a professor performing his duties, in the name of superior values “attributed” to God, the act – as expressed by the decapitation – can only be described as pure barbarism which cannot find the slightest justification. The understandable emotions expressed have led to a plethora of reactions, most of which reflect…

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