- Three questions
The terrorist attacks in London are
a turning point in the international terrorism (the presumed
terrorists were British citizens). How do you understand this
Terrorism is in progress. Its network
is spreading and it has his roots in Europe. We see young British
from Pakistani origin, the second generation of immigrants, becoming
kamikazes. They can strike on the British ground.
- They are ordinary citizens, they
live like any body. They are trained and financed by agents from
abroad. The enemy is among us. The war in Iraq contributes to
fuel up terrorism.
The presumed terrorists are members
of the Pakistani community. The technique they used (kamikaze)
reminds us of the Jihad in the Middle East. Are we going to a
war of religions all other the world?
Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism
are certainly today the two most important scourges of humanity.
They are against freedom and democracy, against the development
of poor countries. Their claims have no limit. We are potential
We have to face this threat.
Look at the election of the new president of Iran. Things are
clear there and we cannot close our eyes. Nothing good can come
from evil. The international community should not indulge into
a dangerous politic of compliance toward Iran. What a waste of
time! Iran is a threat for the western world. We let the most
dangerous weapon, the nuclear weapon, into the hands of the most
What is the best way, according to
you, to fight against this terrorist scourge?
- We will be no more secure by sending
soldiers to make war or having a more military controlled society.
It is not in preparing war that we will get peace.
Anti-terrorist laws, as useful as they are, will not be sufficient
Lets take the example of the Pakistani
community, so large in England. They have an unemployment rate
the double than the rate of the rest of the country. The problem
of their social integration has existed for a long time. There
have been several riots in the past. Islamic fundamentalism and
terrorism grow on a background of injustice and poverty.
- Military expenses in the world exceed
1000 billion dollars. Less than 20% of them will be enough to
give to every human being his fundamental rights. Following the
Movement for Peace: "A world with more justice, more respectful
of the international right is the most efficient answer to all
(Interviewed by Olivier Galzi)