New York - French politician, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, made some strong statements on French television on the way Islam is being blamed for the Paris terrorist attacks.
New York – French politician, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, made some strong statements on French television on the way Islam is being blamed for the Paris terrorist attacks.
During a special edition of the TV show “On n’est Pas Couché” on Saturday evening, Mélenchon, a former presidential candidate, spoke up about the difference between ISIS and Islam saying “this needs to be well understood with intelligence and sensibility”.
A video of his statement posted on YouTube, shows the French politician discussing how France does not need to grow in uncontrolled fear, but instead dominate the situation and then reflect upon the circumstances with discernment.
Mélenchon believes France should act with lucidity in order to combat its enemies and prevent them from achieving their two main objectives.
“[The terrorists] want two things. First, they want us to lose control of everything even ourselves, and second, they want to divide us,” he stressed.
“They want to install a separation between Muslims and the rest of society. They want to import the notion of a divided world,” he added.
The 64-year-old former leader of the French Left Party condemned the opinions of those who say Islam is ISIS, those that blame Muslims for the despicable acts of terrorists.
“It must be said forcefully” he said, “Islam has nothing to do with it.”
France should realize this and see that these are just a small group of madmen and do not represent Muslims.
“We should have love for all our fellow citizens not just those that suffer, but those that suffer in silence,” he said referring to Muslims that are treated with disrespect for the actions of the criminals who hijack their faith.
Mélenchon emphasized that Muslims are humiliated everywhere they go now, especially after Friday when the so-called Islamic State perpetrated the worst carnage to date across, Paris killing 132 people and wounding over 350 others.