Benzema responds to the accusations of the French Minister of the Interior

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Frenchman Karim Benzema, winner of the 2022 Ballon d’Or, denied accusations by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin that he had links with Islamists, announcing that he intends to file an insult lawsuit against the government official.

This came in statements to the newspaper (Le Parisien) made by the French player’s lawyer, Hugh Vigier, about the public support that Benzema provided to civilians in Palestine, in the midst of the war between “Israel” and the Palestinian Hamas movement, and after two attacks by Islamists in Europe (in France on Friday and in Belgium on Tuesday).

“We cannot accept that those who rule believe that they are authorized to do anything,” said Benzema’s lawyer, who confirmed that they plan to file a lawsuit against Darmanin for “defamation, and even public insult,” given the reputation of the Al-Ittihad club striker.

Benzema, the current Saudi Al-Ittihad player who participated in 97 matches with the French national team, has already decided to file a lawsuit against European Parliament member Nadine Morano, on charges of defamation, after the politician stated that the player “is a propaganda element for ‘Hamas’.”

Another senator, Valerie Boyer, today asked to withdraw French citizenship from Benzema, who was born in France but whose family also held an Algerian passport.

Lawyer Vigier, who also plans to file a complaint against Boyer, warned that “such action is impossible because he is a French citizen and one of his parents is also French.” “This reminds us of what happened in Nazi Germany.”

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