Anti-immigration, anti-Muslim sentiments expected in post-attack France (exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Anahanum Khidayatova - Trend:
France is a democratic republic, where persecution on ethnic and religious basis is hardly possible, Yaakov Kedmi, diplomat, former head of Israel's 'Nativ' intelligence agency told Trend Nov.16.
He made the remarks while responding to a question about the impact of a series of recent terrorist attacks in Paris on the fate of non-French population of the country.
"Terror will strengthen the nationalist, anti-immigration and anti-Muslim sentiment, however, judging by the history of France, which is a democratic republic, persecution on ethnic or religious basis is hardly possible," said Kedmi.
Numerous terrorist attacks were conducted in Paris on Nov. 13-14. Four gunmen systematically slaughtered at least 89 young people attending a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall.
Some 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, including an apparent double suicide bombing outside the national stadium where French president Hollande and German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier were watching a friendly soccer international.
129 people have died in the aftermath of a string of terror attacks in Paris, while 99 out of 352 injured are in a critical condition, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins stated during a news briefing following a string of terror attacks in France's capital.
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