'A Rising Tide of Islamophobia'

That’s the headline of the dumbest story in recent memory, courtesy of the Telegraph:

French politicians rushed to offer their commiserations in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, but they have been battling fears about terrorism for years. The success of Marine Le Pen, the far-Right Front National leader, has been the most visible sign of the rising tide of Islamophobia in France, which increased again in the wake of several attacks in December.

Miss Le Pen said that she was “horrified” by the attack on the satirical magazine, saying she felt “huge sadness for the victims and sent her condolences to the families of the victims.” In December, the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had to call for calm after a series of attacks – where cars were used as battering rams on festive crowds – at Christmas. Mr Valls called for “cool-headedness”, while the President Francois Hollande urged the nation not to panic.


Read on. It gets even stupider…

Is it time to panic now? If not, what will it take to wake up the West to the existential danger posed by Islam?

UPDATE: Read more choice stupidity here.


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