Jason Burke, writing in The Guardian, discusses why France is such a target for Islamic mass murderers.
He observes, among other things that:
“Undoubtedly, the role France has historically assumed as standard bearer of Western secular liberalism has put the nation in the spotlight. Islamic extremists may see the U.S. as a source of moral decadence and economic exploitation, but France is seen as an atheist power which is both defending Western ideals such as human rights, free speech and democracy and, in the eyes of jihadis, trying to impose them on the Islamic world.”
To read his essay, please hit this link.