France has stopped 37 Islamist attacks under Macron’s mandate

Paris, Jan 23 (EFE) .- The French Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darminin, explains that his Government has dismantled 37 Islamist attacks and six projects of attacks by the extreme right since Emmanuel Macron became President in 2017, according to what he said today in an interview to Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD). “There have been three great advances that must be credited to Emmanuel Macron. First, the unprecedented reinforcement against the terrorist threat: 37 Islamist attacks and 6 far-right attack projects have been dismantled,” Darmanin said, defending the policies of executive security. The minister also praised the fact that the means of the internal secret services have been doubled and the creation of 10,000 additional posts in the police and gendarmerie. The interview in JDD is framed in the context of the presidential elections in April, where the right and the extreme right are trying to dominate the public debate with the debate on security in addition to identity issues. For Darmanin, in this election in which, according to opinion polls, the right-wing candidate, Valérie Pécresse, and the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, are fighting to reach the second round against Macron, “Le Pen is the most dangerous person for the country.” “If Marine Le Pen reaches responsibilities, it will be national discord and then civil war,” said the minister, known for his outbursts, who criticized the conservative right for recovering the issues of the extreme right to avoid the flight of votes. towards Le Pen and Éric Zemmour, another extremist candidate.

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