Isis, Cazeneuve says "France is not scared"

New Islamic State audio-message, kill 'all dirty French'

22 September, 14:25

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, SEPTEMBER 22 - "France is not scared", said French Minister of the Interior, Bernard Cazeneuve, on Monday, reacting to the threating message by jihadists of the Islamic State (Isis), in which fighters are invited to kill all "non-believers" and "especially the evil and dirty French". "The government applies and will continue to apply all measures geared at ensuring the security of the French people" stated Cazeneuve, a few hours after the release of the death-message by Isis terrorists. "If you can kill a non-believer, American or European, especially the evil and dirty French ones, or an Australian or a Canadian (…) or any citizen belonging to one of the countries that have joined the coalition against the Islamic State, then trust in Allah and kill them in any way" said Isis spokesman Abu Muhammed Al Adnani in the terrifying 42-minute audio-message released Sunday night on twitter and published by the international media. The Us and France are the only two countries that have carried out air-strikes against Isis positions in Iraq.

    Paris is strenghtening its anti-terrorism measures.

    Cazeneuve asked prefects to "heighten the level of vigilance of security forces in particulare around significant buildings" like places of worship, diplomatic representations, symbolic or crowded places in a telegram sent on Friday, before the new Isis death-message which threatens the "evil and dirty French" .

    The minister requested a strenghtening of security measures "in the occasion of meetings that may constitute possible targets", in particular "religious cerimonies", "shows" or "sporting events". "Current tensions in Iraq have repercussions on European soil" stated Cazeneuve, adding that "just like its partners, France is concerned" about the jihadists' recruiting policy in Europe. Commenting on the death-message conveyed by Isis' spokesman, French ministerial sources say "this is not the first time France is the target of a fatwa". A similar message was addressed to France the day after it intervened in Libya, Mali and the Central African Republic. At the moment, there are no "precise and imminent" threats, underscore French authorities.

    (ANSAmed).

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