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The alarming rise of the middle-aged terrorist

1 April 2024

5:32 PM

1 April 2024

5:32 PM

Police in Paris last week arrested a man suspected of planning an attack against a church. That in itself was not unusual. According to Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, since 2017 the police and intelligence services have thwarted 45 Islamist attacks.

Is this some twisted form of mid-life crisis?

What was different about the man detained in Paris was his age: he was 62.

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