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Paris attack shows why China's counterterrorism efforts are necessary

Last week Paris was struck by a shocking incident, whereby a 47-year-old history teacher was beheaded in what President Emmanuel Macron described as an "Islamist terrorist attack." The victim had shown cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad during class, which came as a trial proceeds over the 2015 Charlie Hebdo killings, where the satirical magazine was attacked by gunmen over the same issue. After having identified and killed the teacher, the attacker was shot dead by police. He was later confirmed to have links to ISIL through his family.

These cases, however, are not isolated incidents. They are part of a broader spree of terrorist activities which have plagued the country in recent years. There is no denial that France has a very clear problem amongst its Muslim minority of radicalization, and that efforts to integrate this entire group by the state are not yielding results. Other Western countries face similar challenges. However, these same nations are the ones which point fingers at China's de-radicalization programs operating in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and false allegations of genocide.