Ian O'Doherty: If we can't debate Europe's Islamic influx, this is sure to happen again
Published 24/03/2012 | 06:00
Well, that wasn't in the script, was it? When news of the school shooting in France first emerged, there was genuine shock and revulsion -- what sort of monster goes into a school and starts shooting kids?
Indeed, while the scale was obviously smaller, there were rather harrowing echoes of the Anders Breivik massacre in Oslo last summer -- implacable cruelty to such an extent that the shooter was alleged to have held one of his victims, an eight-year-old girl, by the hair to steady himself before he shot her in the head.
So, who was the culprit and what were his motivations?