It is hard to know what to say anymore in the wake of the attacks on the French people by a succession of lone-wolf Islamist terrorists.

Today, three citizens of the Republic were stabbed to death in the basilica of Notre Dame in Nice by a madman who, according to the city’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, could not stop shouting Allahu-Akbar! (“God is great!”) even after he was shot and seriously wounded by officers of the municipal police.