The letter from the French leader was published by the Finansial Times.
- France was attacked by Islamist terrorists because it embodies freedom of expression, religion and a certain way of life. Our nation has rallied to track terrorists wherever they are. Our intelligence and police services, which have paid a high price, prevent dozens of attacks every year, ”wrote Emmanuel Macron.
He also added that "the entire state mobilizes its forces on the basis of laws discussed and adopted by parliament." He promised that France "will not abandon either democracy or the rule of law".
Macron stressed that the republic has a problem of spreading the ideology of radical Islam, which "teaches children to hate" and calls to ignore the laws. He called this "separatism".
“I will not allow anyone to say that France or its government encourages racism against Muslims”, - the French leader said.
Earlier, after the monstrous killings of French citizens by radical Islamists, Macron announced his determination to fight Islamic separatism in the country.
Let us remind you that an 18-year-old native of Chechnya beheaded a Parisian teacher who showed his pupils a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad in the Charlie Hebdo magazine. This was followed by attacks in Nice and Avignon, which were also carried out by radical Islamists. Several people died.
After Macron's statement, the Chechen mufti called all the French who supported their president enemies.
Later, Macron banned the activities of the Turkish nationalist group "Gray Wolves".