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29/09/2016

Debate on religion, immigration, political correctness rages on Twitter

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Debate on religion, immigration, political correctness rages on Twitter

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Social media are overflowing with reactions following the Bastille Day attack in Nice (14 July), with some users denouncing Western political correctness and others responding that Islam is not about terrorism.

The terrorist proved to be a 31-year old French national of Tunisian origin. But even before this fact became known, the perpetrator was denounced as Muslim.

Many were quick to denounce the open-door policies which brought to Europe more than one million uncontrolled migrants in the recent year.

And yes, supporters of Islamic State celebrated the attack on Twitter.

Some tweets rightly pointed out that the Western press pays a lot of attention to attacks on European soil, but hardly devotes much space when terrorism hits outside the continent.