Following Thursday evening's police shooting in Paris, France's Republican Party presidential candidate Francois Fillon stated that the country is "confronted by Islamic totalitarianism," which he said is "radical, structured and expansionist," when delivering a speech in the French capital, Friday.

Fillon noted that France is "in a state of emergency," which he said "won't be lifted for a long time." The French presidential candidate argued that the country is "at war that will be long" and that "the adversary is powerful" and "its accomplices live among us and near us." He then warned against "the extension of this totalitarianism," which he said "has the goal to destroy our civilisation and to kill all of its opponents, from Southeast Asia to Western Africa."

SOT, Francois Fillon, Republican Party presidential candidate (French): "We are in a state of emergency, and it won't be lifted for a long time. We are at war that will be long. The adversary is powerful. Its networks are numerous. Its accomplices live among us and near us. For several years, I've been saying that we are confronted by Islamic totalitarianism, an ideology that is radical, structured and expansionist. I never stopped warning the government and my compatriots about the extension of this totalitarianism, which has the goal to destroy our civilisation and to kill all of its opponents, from Southeast Asia to Western Africa."

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