Ian O'Doherty: If we can't debate Europe's Islamic influx, this is sure to happen again
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?