Incident in Louvre to fuel alt-right rhetoric in French presidential elections

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04/02/2017 from Qatar


Whilst the incident in the Louvre Museum was committed by an Egyptian, the implications of this incident along with the recent attack in Quebec – which was committed by an alt-right white supremacist – it can be argued that it will affect the rhetoric of the French presidential elections and it can be expected that this incident will be used to fuel the causes of the far-right candidates. This lean to the far-right in the French presidential elections is populism at work as it is deemed to be the “cancer of democracy” where order and security are prioritised thus implementing isolating policies. It only started with the United States and may lead to countries in the EU to take a similar stance due to the United States’ hegemony over soft power.