Terrorism: 53% of French think country is 'at war'

51% hold Islam to be incompatible with French values

28 January, 17:38

    Hooded police officers arrest a suspect during an anti-terrorism operation in Lunel, southern France Hooded police officers arrest a suspect during an anti-terrorism operation in Lunel, southern France

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS - Some 53% of French citizens believe the country is ''at war'', according to a survey carried out by the IPSOS/Sopra Steria institute for the daily Le MOnde and Radio Europe 1 about three weeks after jihadist attacks in Paris. The survey shows that 51% of respondents feel that Islam is ''incompatible'' with the values of French society (12% fewer than in January 2014 and 23% fewer than in January 2013) and 66% believe that Islam is a ''religion that is as peaceful as others'' and that Islamic fundamentalism is a ''perversion of this religion''.

    However, 90% want anti-jihad measures stepped up, while only 9% say that they are against ''the publication in the press of satirical caricatures on religion''. (ANSAmed).

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