They should have just asked Obama. “French police detain 4 suspected of robbing restaurant to finance jihad in Syria,” from the Associated Press, September 6:
PARIS – French authorities have detained four suspected extremists accused of robbing a fast food restaurant in order to finance their planned travel to fight alongside Islamic extremists in Syria.
Prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre says the four men, all French citizens, are being held on suspicion of preparing a terrorist act, as well as armed robbery of a Quick hamburger restaurant Wednesday in the suburbs of Paris.
She said the suspects were being questioned Friday by anti-terrorist investigators.
They can be held up to four days under France’s anti-terrorism laws.