French literary association Dixi wrote an op-ed in France’s National Assembly calling on the country’s political and cultural elites to stop referring to the Paris attack as “terrorism.”
“There is no difference between terrorism and a violent attack,” Dixia wrote in the article, which was translated by French news outlet La Repubblica.
“But, when it comes to the media, the latter term is used in a negative way, as if it were not terrorism.”
In the article Dixias letter was published alongside a letter from the association’s president, Jean-Pierre Fouché, calling on French politicians to “avoid using the term terrorism.””[Terrorism] has nothing to do with the perpetrators, but with their methods, which are based on hate,” Fouch�re wrote in a statement on the association�s website.
“It is the most harmful term in the vocabulary of today’s politics, which is being used to denigrate, silence, humiliate and destroy the very fabric of French society.”
The French government also reacted to the Dixiac letter, which the government called a “dangerous act” and a “declaration of war.”
The government has said the attack was a terror attack and has called for an investigation into the perpetrators.
However, in the meantime, the attack has been criticized by French politicians, commentators, and human rights organizations as well as the French military and police.
“This is a declaration of war on the French state,” said former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in an interview with French television network France Info.
“France has never been attacked before.
This is the first time in a very long time that the French people are feeling attacked.
This does not only show how completely inadequate the security services are, but also shows that this is a deliberate attack on French society,” he added.
In the aftermath of the attack, the government said the attacks were “a direct result of the terrorist organization known as ISIS” and that it is investigating the motive for the attacks.
On Friday, French Prime Minster Jean-Marc Ayrault said the country was “completely at war” with ISIS.
The statement comes as the Paris office of France Info published an opinion piece calling on politicians to stop calling the attacks “terrorism” and instead refer to the attack as a “massacre.”
The statement comes just a day after the French government announced it would send the country�s armed forces into the streets to “fight” ISIS, which has also been blamed for the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Brussels airport.
On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron said the government was “unable to understand the anger” in the country after the attacks, but he said he would not allow himself to be blamed for them.
“We cannot accept the idea that I have created the crisis in the national security,” Macron told reporters on Wednesday.
“I have been doing all the right things and I have been leading a united nation, but I have not been able to understand how people have reacted, and we cannot allow ourselves to be held responsible.”
French President Emmanuel “La France” Macron, center, meets with his defense minister and his foreign minister in the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2017.
French President Donald Trump has called the attacks a “horrific and terrible” terrorist attack, while President Francois Hollande has blamed the attack on ISIS.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The French president has also accused the United States of not doing enough to stop the terror threat, saying “we cannot allow myself to be called the accomplice.”
“I am not interested in this war,” he said on Thursday.
“We must defeat this terror, and the terrorists who are waging it, with all our forces, with our air power and our navy.
We must have the courage to fight terrorism with all of our might.
We are not going to wait for the Americans, or the French, to make a difference.
We will fight terrorism in France with our guns.”
On Wednesday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the U.S. had failed to take effective measures against ISIS and was “the one responsible for this attack, not France.”
“We need to send a strong signal to the Americans that the fight against ISIS is not a domestic issue,” Le Dria told French radio station France Info, adding that the U,S.
was now “at war” and the “resolve of the situation” in Europe should be “a priority for all of us.”
President Emmanuel Macron speaks to members of the media during a meeting with the foreign ministry staff at the Elysees Palace in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, October 8, 2015.
(Joris Luyth/European Pressphoto Agency)”France will fight this terrorism in the international arena, in