We are at war against terrorism, not Islam: French PM

Prime Minister Manuel Valls told Members of Parliament on Tuesday that France was at "war with terrorism, jihadism and radicalism", in the wake of the country's bloodiest attacks in half a century.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015, 22:05 PM IST

Paris: Prime Minister Manuel Valls told Members of Parliament on Tuesday that France was at "war with terrorism, jihadism and radicalism", in the wake of the country's bloodiest attacks in half a century.

"France is not at war against Islam and Muslims," stressed Valls, after three gunmen claiming to represent extremist jihadist groups killed 17 people in three days that terrorised the country.