It has been lurking insidiously in the background for some time now. In 2017 there were plans to kill the presidential candidate for the radical-left La France Insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, and the mayor of Forcalquier in south-east France, the future interior minister Christophe Castener. In 2018 there was a plan to poison halal food, and another to attack the French president himself, Emmanuel Macron. In 2019 Muslim and Jewish places of worship were set to be attacked. And in 2020 the Jewish community was once again a target. On each occasion the plans were foiled before they could be carried out.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.