Will Evolving Terror Threat Sway More to Vote Far Right?
President Barack Obama sought to soothe a nation shaken by the terrorist attack in a California town with assurances that the U.S. is hardening its defenses, tempered by an acknowledgment that the threat has evolved. He cautioned Americans not to discriminate against Muslim-Americans. Meanwhile, three weeks after terrorist attacks in Paris, France’s far-right National Front is on course for an unprecedented victory. The anti-euro, anti-immigrant party of Marine Le Pen led in six out of 12 regions in mainland France Sunday, increasing its share of the vote nationally to 28 percent from 11 percent in the last regional vote in 2010.