France, land of human rights and freedoms, was attacked on its own soil by a totalitarian ideology: Islamic fundamentalism. It is only by refusing to be in denial, by looking the enemy in the eye, that one can avoid conflating issues.
When, in 2015, Greece decided by referendum to reject Brussels' austerity plans, the European Union's antidemocratic response took no one by surprise: To deny the people's will had become a habit.
France is a very attractive place: the health care system, for example.
Jeanne d'Arc was frowned upon for her masculine attire.
Islamic fundamentalism is attacking us at home.
We, the French, are viscerally attached to our laicite, our sovereignty, our independence, our values. The world knows that when France is attacked, it is liberty that is dealt a blow.
Past leaders chose deregulated globalization. They said it would be happy; it turned out to be atrocious.
I believe that all people aspire to be free.
The petty logic of political parties cannot be allowed to stifle the French people's legitimate aspirations to safety and liberty.
We are in a world where globalization, which is an ideology, has forgotten and put aside the people, the people's interests, aspirations, and dreams.
This is the first aspiration of countries: we are the landlords in our countries so that they remain free, and we can live in security.
I'm asking the Israelis to choose their nationality. It doesn't mean that if they don't choose French nationality, they have to leave.
I think that each country must protect its own borders, and that is why I'm simply asking for the abolition of Schengen.
What would people say if I had only asked to ban Muslim clothing? They would burn me as a Muslim hater.
I cannot stand it when the French are asked in all circumstances to make sacrifices before the state cuts back on its own wasteful expenditures.
I am opposed to a multicultural France. I think that those who have a different culture and who arrive in France have to submit themselves to French culture.
We have to review our foreign policy and stop rolling out the red carpet for countries we know to be funding fundamentalism: countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar.