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World 'War against Islamist ideology' means more attacks in France: interior minister

11:56  30 october  2020
11:56  30 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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  Samuel Paty: Secular France finds itself at a crossroads after attack on teacher France was irrevocably changed by the Paris terror attacks of January 2015. Three days of violence began with a massacre at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which had previously published controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. They ended with a siege at a kosher supermarket. Seventeen people were killed and long-simmering tensions over secularism, Islamism and religious equality erupted into public view. Anti-immigration rhetoric targeting France's Muslim communities also became increasingly common. Since then, these divides have only worsened with further attacks and the subsequent fallout.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has told the Berlin-based station RTL Radio that he does not rule out more terrorist attacks on French territory as the country is engaged in a " war against Islamist ideology ". "We are in a war against an enemy that is both inside and outside.

France must be prepared for more attacks on its soil, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has warned following a deadly killing spree at a church in “We are in a war against an enemy that is both inside and outside,” Darmanin told RTL radio on Friday. He said that France must brace for further tragedy

PARIS (Reuters) - More attacks on French soil are likely as France is engaged in a "war against Islamist ideology", its interior minister said on Friday.

a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: FILE PHOTO: The weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris © Reuters/GONZALO FUENTES FILE PHOTO: The weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris a statue of a man: Knife attack in French city of Nice © Reuters/ERIC GAILLARD Knife attack in French city of Nice

A knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday before being shot and taken away by police. [nL1N2HK0N2]

"We are in a war against an enemy that is both inside and outside," Gerald Darmanin told RTL radio.

"We need to understand that there have been and there will be other events such as these terrible attacks."

(Reporting by Matthias Blamont; editing by John Stonestreet)

2015 Paris Terror Attacks .
Read CNN's Fast Facts about the Paris terror attacks in 2015 that killed at least 130 people and wounded hundreds.Here is a look at the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded 494. The attackers, armed with assault rifles and explosives, targeted six locations across the city. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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