Muslims suffered the most from fundamentalism and intolerance, French President Francois Hollande said Thursday as the country grapples with the fallout from a string of Islamist attacks.
“It is Muslims who are the main victims of fanaticism, fundamentalism and intolerance,” Hollande said in a speech at the Arab World Institute in Paris, which beamed the phrase “Je suis Charlie” on its building in the wake of the attacks.
Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Thursday to heighten security measures against Islamist extremists, speaking to parliament eight days after the Paris attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly.
“Hate preachers, violent delinquents who act in the name of Islam, those behind them, and the intellectual arsonists of international terrorism will be rigorously fought with all legal means at the disposal of the state,” she said.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر