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‘Fox & Friends’ Host Calls France’s Terror Problem A ‘Slow-Motion 9/11’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Weekend “Fox & Friends” host and Army veteran Pete Hegseth responded to reports of a deadly knife attack in Paris by saying that France’s growing terror problem is like “a slow-motion 9/11.”

ISIS claimed responsibility for the knife attack that killed one and injured several others on Saturday. The attacker was later found to be a native of Chechnya, and the Islamic State claimed the man — who was killed by police — as their soldier. (RELATED: Paris Terrorist Is Chechnya-Born French Citizen Known To Authorities)

Noting that some 245 people have been killed by terrorists in France since 2015, Hegseth remarked, “I hate to put it this way, but France has a slow-motion 9/11 happening in their borders.”

Hegseth recalled the January 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo, the 2015 train attack that was thwarted by Americans, the Bataclan attack, and the Nice truck attack, calling the terrorist problem a “demographic invasion.”

“They’ve got an ISIS radical Islamic problem there that they’re not getting their arms around and they’re not taking it seriously,” he said.

French President Emmanuel Macron responded to the attack with a tweet that read, “France once again paid the price of blood but did not give an inch to the enemies of Freedom.”