Do we lack the conviction and courage to defend our values?
Islamists fight very bravely for that they believe in. You have to admit that. When it comes to us I have to confess: We’re not driven by anything. For the notion of “freedom” we would have once gone to the end of the world, but that’s over now.
That’s not true, after Charlie Hebdo millions marched in the streets for the sake of freedom of speech.
That was nothing but a spontaneous emotional reaction. It was meaningless, except for the fact that it put the heads of state into the limelight, above all poor [François] Hollande, who wouldn’t harm a fly. In Algeria, we have seen what happens when people are overcome by their emotions: senseless, collective lamentation.