And that’s where M. Delanoe was, in the thick of the festive throng, when he got stabbed. His assailant missed his aorta by less than an inch, but gamely the mayor insisted that the party go on while he was taken to the Pitie’-Salpetriere hospital for a three hour operation that saved his life.
His would-be killer was a muslim immigrant, Azedine Berkane. But, as the establishment was at pains to emphasize, the good news is that he wasn’t a terrorist. No, he’s just a Muslim who hates homosexuals.
And that’s good new how, exactly?