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Nice attack revives radical Islam debate

Jul 15, 2016, 4:26 AM EDT
(Source: Day Donaldson/flickr)
(Source: Day Donaldson/flickr)

Following the deadly attack in Nice, France, Islamic State supporters celebrated the Bastille Day killings on social media platforms. At least 84 people were killed, including several children, over 100 injured after a white truck plowed into hundreds of people, who had gathered for celebrations on the Nice waterfront on Thursday.

As the investigating agencies investigate the details of the attack, a tweet read, “The number of those killed had reached 62 french crusaders and sinful infidels in Nice, France.. God is great, God is great,” writes Reuters.

The latest attack in France reignited the debate about whether the world is facing threat from “radical Islam,” a term that has been frequently used by Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump on the campaign trail, reports CNN.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton have refrained from using the term, which they believe would help terrorists to legitimize their interpretation of Islam. Clinton said the U.S. is at war with “radical jihadists,” who radicalize others to pursue their evil agenda. 

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