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Hollande: "We are one country, one people"

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 01:42

A week after 17 were slaughtered in France, President Hollande proclaims France will oppose ''religious war.'' Meanwhile parts of the Muslim world react with outrage. Gavino Garay reports.

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Soldiers patrol the city of lights amid tight security in France after 17 died last week in three days of violence that began with a shooting attack on a satirical newspaper. It's a scene played out in other parts of Europe on high alert. In Belgium -- a show of force on the streets after security forces killed two suspects suspected of plotting a major attack. In Germany authorities patrol train stations... in what are becoming all too familiar themes. Against a backdrop of high security and outrage in parts of the Muslim world, French President Francois Hollande opposes those who want to impose a religious war. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, FRANCOIS HOLLANDE, SAYING: "We are one country, one people, one France, a France open to any religion, beliefs, feelings. A France that is fierce in the face of those who want to impose a religious war at its heart." But some in the Muslim world say they aren't buying it. Lawyers in Pakistan take to the streets. They beat and burn an effigy cloaked in the colors of French flag. They want those depicting Mohammad to be beheaded. Even more violence in Niger, where at lest three people are killed Saturday as protesters burn churches in outrage over the publication Charlie Hebdo's depiction of the Prophet Mohammad. Flames of a religious war of sacred images yet to be extinguished.

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Hollande: "We are one country, one people"

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 01:42