A Greek Orthodox priest is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot by an attacker carrying a sawn-off hunting rifle in the French city of Lyon. Nikolaos Kakavelakis, a 45-year-old father of two, is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit in the abdomen. Authorities have arrested a suspect after locking down part of the city and launching a manhunt for the assailant amid fears of more attacks. It came hours after French President Emmanuel Macron said it’s ‘our duty to protect our freedoms’ as furious protests continue to rage across the Muslim world against his comments over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Macron gave a long interview setting out his vision to Qatar-based TV channel Al-Jazeera today. ‘I can understand that people could be shocked by the caricatures but I will never accept that violence can be justified,’ he said. ‘I consider it our duty to protect our freedoms and our rights,’ he added. Fury against French President Emmanuel Macron continues to rage across the Muslim world as protests were held today in India, Pakistan and Iraq over the premier’s stance on Charlie Hebdo cartoons. Macron has become the focal point of Islamic fury after… Read full this story
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