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Macron Steals Right’s Thunder on Fight Against Radical Islam

 

Two terror attacks in just as many weeks give France’s far right an opening, but the French president moved quickly.

Police officers stand guard at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice following the attack, on Oct. 29.

Police officers stand guard at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice following the attack, on Oct. 29.

Photographer: Eric Gaillard/AFP via Getty Images

When a jihadist killed three people in a church on France’s Cote d’Azur, far-right leader Marine Le Pen called for foreigners suspected of extremism to be deported and a ban on groups that support radical ideology.

She barely made a splash: Emmanuel Macron had beaten her to it.