I knew there is strong opposition to gay marriage in France but this is taking the biscuit. Dominique Venner aged 78, dramatically shot himself in the head inside Notre Dame cathedral. Venner is a devout catholic and has connections to some far right groups in France. He is also a controversial historian and has made many media appearances. In his suicide note he stated his opposition to gay marriage and the rise of Islam in France. Will Venner now become a martyr for the extreme right?
Far-right French historian, 78-year-old Dominique Venner, commits suicide in Notre Dame in protest against gay marriage - Europe - World - The Independent