France Cracks Down on Militant Islam after Teacher's Beheading

(New York Times) Adam Nossiter - The beheading of a teacher by a Chechen immigrant has triggered a broad government crackdown against Muslim individuals and groups in France. There have been dozens of raids throughout the country, the closure of a prominent mosque, the shutting down of Muslim aid organizations, and the mass expulsion of foreigners identified in government antiterrorism files. The teacher was targeted for having shown cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the same images at the origin of the massacre on the magazine's premises in 2015.

2020-10-22 00:00:00

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