President Hollande gir seg ikke: Terroristaksjonene som utføres i Allahs navn for å hevne den subjektivt følte krenkelsen av profeten i form av karikaturer, har ingen verdens ting med islam eller muslimer å gjøre.
Hollande er en lite populær president
Barack Obama greide også å unngå ord som muslim og islam i sin tale:
I want to begin by saying just a few words about the tragic events that we’ve watched unfold in France over the last several hours and days.»
«We’re hopeful that the immediate threat is now resolved, thanks to the courage and professionalism of the French personnel on the ground, but the French government continues to face the threat of terrorism and has to remain vigilant. The situation is fluid. President Hollande’s made it clear that they’re going to do whatever is necessary to protect their people.»
«France is our oldest ally. I want the people of France to know that the United States stands with you today, stands with you tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who’ve been directly impacted. We grieve with you. We fight alongside you to uphold our values, the values we share. Universal values that bind us together as friends and as allies.»
«In the streets of Paris the world has seen once again what terrorists stand for. They have nothing to offer but hatred and human suffering, and we stand for freedom and hope and the dignity of all human beings, and that’s what the city of Paris represents to the world. That spirit will endure forever, long after the scourge of terrorism is banished from this world.»
De gode nyhetene er at de to presidentene ikke kan, eller vil bli gjenvalgt.
Ps: Politiet stormet den jødiske butikken da de hørte på telefonen at terroristen begynte å be i bakgrunnen.