The terrorist attacks in Paris force the French government to rethink many of its policies, particularly regarding law and order, immigration, and the Syrian crisis, French National Assembly deputy Yannick Moreau told Radio Sputnik on Monday.
"First of all, it's necessary to completely change penal policy in our country, in order to ensure the security of the French people, to end this leniency, that stops us from sending people to prison when they commit a crime. Prisons need to serve as protection for the French against those who present a threat to their security and civilization."
"After that it is necessary to change our migration policy, to establish control over Europe's external borders and the French borders in order to stop the flow of migrants, and Islamists who are hiding among the economic and political refugees, saving themselves from war in the Middle East."
"Finally, it is necessary to completely change our military strategy, and also politics in relation to Syria. France must effectively cooperate militarily with Russia and the US, in order to beat the barbarians from groups like ISIL or Jabhat-al-Nusra in Syria and Iraq. That must be done in coordination with the Syrian army on the ground, as Russia has been doing for a month already."
"Vladimir Putin is right. He has gone down a path that can be characterized as the reasonable route, which conforms with the interests of Russia, as well as those of the Judeo-Christian world as a whole," said the deputy.
"Of course they [the terrorist acts] are connected to France's foreign policy in the Middle East," said Moreau, who called on the French government to follow the example of Russia and cooperate with the Syrian government in order to beat the terrorists.
As well as changing the minds of fellow politicians, Moreau said he wanted to influence the opinions of ordinary French people, "who didn't even think that we have another solution to fight and be victorious in the battle against Islamic extremists. That solution is dialogue with Syria, which has been fighting terrorism on the front line for five years."