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Editor’s note: Pictured above is an original tribute to Arnaud Beltrame by street artist 7Nuit painted on an electrical box in Port-Marly, France.

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine, December 10, 2018

Last March, an Islamist terrorist stormed a supermarket in Trèbes, France, shot two people dead and took others hostage. In negotiations with police, the terrorist agreed to accept a police lieutenant’s offer to swap places with the last hostage, a female cashier. The police officer, Arnaud Beltrame, was subsequently killed.

In honor of his heroic sacrifice, it was proposed that a place be named after Beltrame in the city of Marseille. But leftist officials vetoed the plan on the grounds that it might offend Marseille’s large Muslim population who, they argued, “will take it as a provocation.”

But why should Muslims be offended by the honoring of a policeman who was willing to risk his own life for the sake of another?….Read entire article, go to: