It takes a nation to protect the nation
They will have a harder time dealing with their home-grown extremists. These lot come from Morocco, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey. If islam is so great, why did they leave their countries to go and leach off the French?
The French Interior Ministry announced Monday it has deported two Muslims and plans to expel three more in a crackdown after the killing of seven people by a suspected Islamic extremist.
A statement by Interior Minister Claude Gueant said the moves were part of "an acceleration of the deportation procedures of foreign Islamic radicals."
An Islamic militant from Algeria who was involved in 1994 attacks in Marrakech, Morocco, was sent to his home country Monday, the statement said. In addition, a Malian imam was returned to his home country for sermons that promoted anti-Semitism and rejection of the West, it said.
Deportation proceedings also have started or are planned against three others: an imam of Saudi nationality, a militant Islamist from Tunisia and an imam from Turkey, the statement said.
It cited provisions in the law governing aliens and political asylum, saying the statutes "allow this type of decision with regards the 'urgent need for state security or public safety' or 'conduct likely to harm the fundamental interests of the state.' "
According to the statement, other expulsions will occur soon.
Last week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told French radio that 19 people had been arrested in a series of police raids on suspected Islamists.
The raids came a week after gunman Mohammed Merah, who killed seven people, was shot dead after a long siege in the southwestern city of Toulouse.
Sarkozy, who is running for re-election, said the raids were intended to "deny the entry of certain people to France" who did not share the country's values.
"It's not just linked to Toulouse. It's all over the country. It's in connection with a form of radical Islam, and it's in agreement with the law," he said.
Sarkozy suggested then that more raids would follow, saying, "There will be other operations that will continue and that will allow us to expel from our national territory a certain number of people who have no reason to be here."
Merah was blamed for the killings of three French paratroopers, a rabbi and three Jewish children ages 4, 5 and 7. Two other people were seriously wounded in the shootings.
Merah told police he had attended an al Qaeda training camp while visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins.
But his uncle, Jamal Azizi, denied statements by French authorities that Merah was an al Qaeda sympathizer and that he had traveled to Afghanistan or Pakistan to train to use arms.
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'They will have a harder time dealing with their home-grown extremists.'
How true. ‘Home-grown extremists’ are grown from the soil of traditional, orthodox, rooted-in-the texts, history and teachings of Islam, which transcends national borders – and is accessible to anyone who can read, think and yearn to believe. E.g. Roshonara Choudhry
Here is the answer to our question. We have forgotten about the Government Prevent Strategy. From a longer article about foreign and domestic terrorism…
‘A Government spokeswoman said: 'We are tackling the threat of home-grown terrorism with our new Prevent strategy, which is challenging extremist ideology and tackling the radicalisation of vulnerable people.’
The Prevent Strategy
The Prevent strategy 2011
The Prevent strategy has now been re-focused. It is guided by a number of key principles:
First, Prevent will remain an integral part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.
Second, Prevent will address all forms of terrorism, including the extreme right wing. [emphasis added]
However, it is clear that Prevent work must be targeted against those forms of terrorism that pose the greatest risk to our national security. Currently, the greatest threat comes from Al Qa’ida, its affiliates and like-minded groups.
Third, Prevent will tackle non-violent extremism where it creates an environment conducive to terrorism and popularises ideas that are espoused by terrorist groups.
Fourth, Prevent will make a clearer distinction between our counter-terrorist work and our integration strategy. Prevent depends on the success of that strategy. But the two cannot be confused or merged together. Failure to appreciate the distinction risks securitising integration and reducing the chances of our success.
Fifth, the new Prevent must do much better in evaluating and monitoring progress against a common set of objectives. Money has been wasted. That must stop.
Finally, public money will not be provided to extremist organisations who do not support the values of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance of different faith groups.
In 2010 Douglass Murray described it as ‘a cash cow which any enterprising Muslim group could tap into.’
Right-wing... blah, blah.... far-right....yada, yada... Doesn't it make you want to barf?
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. threat is from islamic extremism. The word map I did of counterextremism.org shows that in truth, they know this is windows dressing (however much it damages those brave individuals who try to shout "you aren't doing enough").
Interestingly, given the TE-SAT reports show that about 90% of all terrorist incidents in europe are left-wing, that doesn't seem to even impinge on the counterextremism.org website. Of course, the scale and audacity of the muslim terrorist attempts are often aimed at far bigger casualties and with far grander media impact.
But we should be challenging organisations like counterextremism.org about their massive blindspot when it comes to left-wing extremism.