Recommending surveillance of Pakistanis in France. If the Pakistanis in France had been truly moderate and had openly and energetically cooperated from the beginning with anti-terror efforts, I doubt anyone would have found it necessary to make this recommendation. “French warning on Pakstanis’ terror links,” from icWales, with thanks to directeur intellifrance:
A FRENCH intelligence service has warned that several hundred Pakistanis in France have terrorist links and recommended surveillance of the small Pakistani community, a newspaper said today.
While most Pakistanis aspire to integrate into French society, several hundred “have chosen the path of terrorism and Salafism to express their hatred of the West,” the report said, according to Le Figaro newspaper.
The report by the Central Directorate of General Information, known by its French initials DCRG, said that radical Pakistani activists from southern Asia or Britain have visited France more frequently in recent years.
It also said that militant groups including Lashkar-e-Tayyaba — banned by Pakistan for alleged links to a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament — had set up outposts in France, according to Le Figaro.
Monitoring the Pakistani community — about 35,000-40,000 people — is “essential in preventing any violent act,” the report said.