After three long days of terror attacks in France leaving 17 people dead, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declares war against radical Islamism. “We are at war. Not a war against a religion, not a war against a civilization, but to defend our values, which are universal. It’s a war against terrorism and radical Islamism, against everything that would break our solidarity, our liberty, our fraternity.”
“Journalists were killed because they defended freedom. Policemen were killed because they were protecting us and Jews were killed because they were Jews,” Valls emphasized.
“We cannot let pass a single one of these messages, or a single one of these acts. Our indignation must be clear, total and last longer than three days. It must be permanent. We need standards, values and authority. There must be a firm message about the values of the republic and secularism,” the French Prime Minister said.