It is a very firm call for vigilance in the face of a message of great “virulence”.
In a telegram to the prefects dated July 21 that Le Parisien was able to consult, the director of the cabinet of the Ministry of the Interior warns of the high risk of taking action against France.
In question, a new video of threats targeting France.
It is signed Al-Qaïda, via As-Sahab, its “media company”.
The director of cabinet of the place Beauvau, Pierre de Bousquet, points out a “significant potential of diffusion” of these images in Arabic, subtitled in English “devoted in full to condemn the blasphemy embodied by the caricatures of Mohammed” .
The prospect of the trial of the November 13 attacks
France is clearly targeted throughout the video, erected as "the bridgehead of the
Emmanuel Macron and Gérald Darmanin are even directly cited.
The threat is significant, Pierre de Bousquet compares it to that of the fall of 2020, when France was hit by a series of terrorist attacks in the midst of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. The risk is that this new call from Al-Qaeda will encourage individuals present on French territory to take action, corresponding to what the intelligence services call the endogenous threat.
However, on September 8, a new media trial opens in Paris, that of the attacks of November 13, 2015. Consequently, Place Beauvau calls on the prefects to maintain the level of vigilance "at a high level, throughout the period. summer, and particularly in the run-up to the September trial ”.
And this, in particular via the action of detection of the threat with the weekly meetings of the departmental evaluation groups (GED).
And securing the various events bringing together the population in line with the
enhanced security Vigipirate
, risk of attack
"It is a reminder to vigilance as we do regularly but there has been no increase in the level of the threat" notes a senior intelligence official.
Special instructions will be given at the start of the school year.