French Jewish MP Meyer Hebib tells Army Radio that France is in the grip of “utter panic.”
He says “the first priority is to save the lives of the poor people being held hostage” in the Paris grocery.
Later, it will be time “to draw conclusions” from France’s failure to deal with the jihadist terror threat. The country was “unprepared for this kind of terror wave,” he says. “I warned them time and again… I tried to warn them. They didn’t want to listen,” he says of the French authorities.
“We are a blind people,” he says of the French. “Everyone wants to talk about peace… but we’re facing animals who want to kill. I have no problem with Muslims,” he says. “I have a problem with the jihadists. Unfortunately all the jihadists are Muslims. They want to destroy France’s infrastructure, destroy our values.”