According to Valls, it is the whole French society that jihadists consider a priority target
Former French Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls urges people to stop apologizing for being French, pointing out that the state and society have to identify the main enemy, which is Islamism, he said in an interview for the Sunday edition of Le Parisien.
“It’s the whole of French society that jihadists consider a priority target, especially those that embody the struggle against political Islam. It’s intolerable and requires resistance,” said Valls, adding that “we must identify Islamism as an enemy and a great challenge of the beginning of the century.”
While serving as prime minister, Valis faced a number of attacks by jihadists, which have only escalated in France over the past five years, including the second terrorist attack against the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine last week.
“Society has disintegrated, we got used to violence or virulent anti-Semitism on social networks. I call for a change of mindset. The enemy must be identified: it is Islamism, Salafism, the Muslim Brotherhood, this political Islam, which is the new fascism,” Valls emphasized.