France: New counter-terror bill allows for prosecution of those who attend jihad training camps abroad

Watch for the charges of “Islamophobia” and “hate,” coming very soon. “France targets foreign-trained extremists with new law,” from Agence France Presse, October 4 (thanks to all who sent this in):

PARIS: A new anti-terrorism bill unveiled by France’s government Wednesday would expand already tough laws and seek to deter people from traveling abroad to train at terror camps, and is designed to prevent a repeat of an attack during which a French Islamist killed seven people.

In March, a young French radical Mohammad Merah killed three Jewish children, a rabbi and three paratroopers over eight days before he died in a standoff with police. Merah claimed links to Al-Qaeda and said he had received training at an Islamist paramilitary camp in Pakistan.

The bill would give new power to France’s already-strong legal arsenal to fight terrorism by allowing authorities to bring to justice anyone who attends foreign training camps, even before they can strike at home.

This measure “will let us pursue people who are going to terrorism training camps abroad, even if they haven’t committed any crimes on French soil,” government spokeswoman Najat Vallaud-Belkacem said.

Current law only allows prosecution of French nationals if crimes that they commit abroad are penalized in the same way as in France, and if foreign authorities point out the crimes by French people — though exceptions exist in cases like sexual tourism or mercenary activity….

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  1. says

    That should happen here also. Further, any and all terrorist training (such as misguided militia groups) should be examined, and if they teach overthrow of the U.S. Government by force, they should be prosecuted where ever they are located.

  2. says

    Vive la France! England TAKE NOTE!

    And in a similar vein, a trial is (finally) underway in Minneapolis for Mahamud Said Omar who’s been charged charged with helping to send local Somali men and money to support Al-Shabab:

    I believe at least a couple of the young men who returned from Somalia have been tried & convicted on terrorism charges, and recall congressman Keith Ellison trying to claim they were good boys, innocent victims that should be allowed to come back to their families. (Sorry, haven’t been able to find a link to that story yet.)

  3. says

    The French were always ahead of the game – on immigration from the Islamic world and a number of other measures – that needed to be done.

    Not perfect – but at least they vocalized it and are trying to deal with some of these concerns.

    For instance – if you want to be a French citizen and you have no intention of integrating – then the laws says you should be sent back home – which is usually just across the water.

    Gaining French citizenship – by sitting there waiting for an Islamic state – to arrive – is not going to happen.

    And is treated as not being in the spirit of France.


    – These Islamic terror hopefuls are using their French citizenship to go and fight with an arm against their own country.

    In essence giving them the right to return home and wage an attack on French soil.

  4. says

    Whether it becomes law, and whether it is enforced are two questions – but at least they appear to be trying – obviously, too little, too late – but it has to start somewhere – will the rest of the world have the courage to do this? Certainly the UK will be far too cowardly, with their intoxication by pc and multiculti dhimmitude

  5. says

    I don’t want to be mean or pessimistic but I just want to wait and see if the bill will pass and will be applied.
    it is such a mess in France…..

  6. says

    You are French? Just keep trying, keep on educating, keep on pushing, don’t give up.

    Remember the heroes of the past.

    Remember great Frenchmen who fought like tigers against the Jihad, such as Charles Martel ‘the Hammer’

    “The men of the north stood as motionless as a wall, they were like a belt of ice frozen together, and not to be dissolved, as they slew the Arab with the sword. The Austrasians [Franks], vast of limb, and iron of hand, hewed on bravely in the thick of the fight; it was they who found and cut down the Saracen’s king [Rahman].”

    and Jean de Valette, and the Knights of St John of Malta:

    History’s bloodiest siege used human heads as cannonballs

    In the Daily Mail, UK, 1:40am on 7th July 2007

    The anniversary of the Battle of Tours, 732, occurs this week: 11 October.

    Perhaps freedom-loving French should form a large party – since the area around St Denis, where his tomb is, has been heavily Islamoformed – and visit the tomb of Charles Martel, and light candles in his memory, and encourage one another to continue their resistance to Islamisation.

    And on a practical note, it may be possible to adapt to French conditions the kinds of techniques that these guys

    are employing in Britain (with some success, too, though we don’t hear about their wins in the international media).