“Frenchman” Ibrahim Ouattara unaccountably tried to join the Misunderstanders of Islam in France. French officials, meanwhile, are afraid the other “Frenchmen” will bring the jihad back to France. And they have every reason to be concerned about that. “24-year-old is first French jihad suspect arrested in Mali trying to join jihad,” from the Associated Press, November 9 (thanks to Kenneth):
PARIS — Mali’s authorities have arrested a Frenchman in the west African country who allegedly was trying to join radical Islamists controlling the north.
French and Mali officials confirmed Friday that 24-year-old Ibrahim Ouattara was taken into custody there this week and charged in France with trying to reach radicals fighting in another country….
Outtara is the first French citizen arrested in Mali, but France, Mali’s former colonial ruler, is concerned it could itself become a target of battle-hardened returning fighters….