NBC, CNN Blame France for ‘Disenfranchisement’ and ‘Isolation’ of Muslims


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<p>On Friday&rsquo;s <em>Today</em>, NBC terror analyst Michael Leiter partly blamed France for Thursday&rsquo;s terrorist attack in the resort town of Nice: <strong>&ldquo;The French really do have a disenfranchised Muslim population...which has become extremely isolated. And even France&rsquo;s efforts to allow for the free expression of religion has, I think arguably in some cases, produced more isolation and more radicalization.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>In the 2 p.m. ET hour of CNN Newsroom, anchor Brooke Baldwin teed up senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir to make an identical argument: &ldquo;Make your point again for people who are just joining us. The notion is, we covered the terror attacks in Paris last November and we&#39;ve talked about the disenfranchised Muslim community in that part of the country.&rdquo;</p>

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