French Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin said today that France was “at war with Islamic terrorism”, two days after the knife attack at the former offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, during which two people were seriously injured.
“The Minister of the Interior is here to remind the French of reality. We are in a very critical situation, we are in a war against Islamic terrorism,” he told reporters during his visit to the Synagogue of Boulogne-Billancourt for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.
The main suspect in the attack in front of Charlie Hebdo’s former offices “confessed to the stabbings” yesterday on Saturday. He said that his target was the weekly satirical newspaper, which recently republished cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, according to sources relating to the inquiry.