The excerpt below is from an opinion article written by Guy Millière for the Gatestone Institute, which originally appeared on April 22, 2019. The original article in its entirety can be read here.
Barely an hour after the flames began to rise above Notre Dame — at a time when no explanation could be provided by anyone — the French authorities rushed to say that the fire was an “accident” and that “arson has been ruled out.” The remarks sounded like all the official statements made by the French government after attacks in France during the last decade.
The Notre Dame fire also occurred at a time when attacks against churches in France and Europe have been multiplying. More than 800 churches were attacked in France during the year 2018 alone.
Read the original article in its entirety here.