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France: Jihad Infecting Army, Police

France: Jihad Infecting Army, Police

Date Published: 
Wednesday, 16 March, 2016
Summary: 
  • Some police officers have openly refused to protect synagogues or to observe a minute of silence to commemorate the deaths of victims of terrorist attacks.

  • That police officers are armed and have access to police databases only intensifies anxiety.

  • In July 2015, four men, one of whom is a Navy veteran, were called in for questioning. They had planned to penetrate a Navy base in the south of France, seize a high-ranking officer, decapitate him, and then spread photos of the decapitation on social media networks.