Paris, September 10, 2014
The terrorist group we’re talking about isn’t a state; it would like to be, but it’s not, and to call it a state is to do it a favour. Likewise, I recommend not using the expression “Islamic State”, because it leads to confusion between “Islam”, “Islamism” and “Muslim”. We’re talking about what the Arabs call “Daesh” and what I, for my part, would call the cut-throats of Daesh, because those people have only one idea: raping, crucifying and murdering. We must all be spurred into action to drive them back, neutralize them and rid ourselves of this. (…)./.