[Debate] France expels radical Islamists after Merah killings
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Tue Apr 3 14:50:33 BST 2012
Except there wasn't "Good Communist, Bad Communist" schizophrenic
ideology + practice during McCarthyism.
The "radical Islamists" expelled from France can get on the French
state's payroll as long as they choose the right target (e.g., Algeria
or -- more likely for now -- Syria).
On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 9:21 AM, Riaz K Tayob <riaz.tayob at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are such striking similarities with McCarthyism on this, guilt by
> and this stuff is so multifunctional... terror allows strikes against
> Iceland as well as justification for violations of privacy... etc
> On 2012/04/03 03:30 PM, Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:
>> In France they are "bad Islamists," but once deported to their
>> homelands, some of them may very well turn out to be "good Islamists"
>> with whom the French state can do business. That happened to a lot of
>> Libyan Islamists last year. "Ali Belhadad, an Algerian who has
>> already served a prison sentence for his role in a 1994 Marrakech
>> attack," sounds like the kind of guy ripe for the Abdelhakim
>> Belhadj-style political rehabilitation when the time comes. . . .
>> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 2:47 AM, Riaz K Tayob<riaz.tayob at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> [first they came for...
>>> 2 April 2012 Last updated at 23:45 GMT
>>> France expels radical Islamists after Merah killings
>>> French police arrested 19 suspected Islamists in dawn raids last week
>>> Continue reading the main story
>>> French officials say two radical Islamists have been deported and three
>>> more are to be expelled.
>>> The move appears be a response to last month's attacks by Mohamed Merah,
>>> an Islamist gunman who killed seven people around the city of Toulouse.
>>> The interior ministry said two men had been sent back to their home
>>> countries of Algeria and Mali, while another three face expulsion orders.
>>> On Friday, police arrested 19 suspected Islamist militants in dawn raids.
>>> The domestic intelligence agency (DCRI) also seized a number of weapons in
>>> the raids, which took place in Toulouse and a number of other cities.
>>> French Interior Minister Claude Geant said the two deported on Monday were
>>> a Malian imam who had preached anti-Semitism and advocated wearing the full
>>> face veil - which is illegal in France - and Ali Belhadad, an Algerian who
>>> has already served a prison sentence for his role in a 1994 Marrakech
>>> Two imams from Saudi Arabia and Turkey and a suspected Tunisian militant
>>> are also due to be expelled, with more deportations to follow, officials
>>> "We do not accept Islamic extremism. This is not a new policy... but after
>>> what happened in Toulouse and Montauban we have to be more vigilant than
>>> ever," Mr Geant told France's BFM TV.
>>> President Nicolas Sarkozy, speaking at an election rally in the eastern
>>> city of Nancy, said he was sending a very clear message.
>>> "All those who make remarks contrary to the values of the Republic will be
>>> instantly put outside the territory of the French Republic, there will no
>>> exception, there will be no leniency," he said.
>>> Correspondents say the government and DCRI have been criticised for
>>> allowing Merah to slip through the net, so they are now intensifying efforts
>>> to deal with suspected militants.
>>> Merah's brother, Abdelkader, has already been charged with aiding him and
>>> police are hunting a third man said to have been involved in the theft of a
>>> scooter used in all the killings.
>>> But Merah's family are contesting the charges and have accused French
>>> police of murdering the 23-year-old. Merah was killed by police after a
>>> stand-off at his apartment in Toulouse.
>>> Zahia Mokhtari, a lawyer for Merah's Algerian father, told France's BFM TV
>>> on Monday that she had video evidence that contradicted the French
>>> She will be one of the lawyers representing his father in a lawsuit
>>> against France's elite Raid police unit.
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