Counter 'hate speech', UN rights chief says after France slayings

The UN human rights chief decried Friday two “vicious” attacks in France blamed on Islamist extremists this month, urging political leaders to take a hard stance against “hate speech”.Michelle Bachelet voiced outrage at the attack Thursday in a church in Nice, where a knife attacker killed three people, cutting the throat of at least one woman.In an email sent to AFP, she also condemned “the horrendous murder in a similar manner of Samuel Paty two weeks ago”, when the teacher was decapitated outside a school north of Paris, by an Islamist extremist, after he showed his pupils cartoons of the P…

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