The French government has authenticated a video message which shows the Al Qaeda chief issuing his first direct warning to the French telling them to “get their troops out of Afghanistan” and “stop oppressing Muslims at home with policies such as banning the burqa”. Does France have to take the threat seriously?
- Jean-Pierre MILELLI, Editorial Director of the French review Maghreb Machrek
- Carolin GOERZIG, Visiting Researcher, EUISS, Author of Talking to Terrorists: Making Concessions to Armed Groups
- Rolf MOWATT-LARSSEN, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Program prepared by Perrine Desplats and Charlotte Oberti