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Police Officer in Charge of Security for Charlie Hebdo Boss Allegedly Linked to Islamic Radicalism

Police Officer in Charge of Security for Charlie Hebdo Boss Allegedly Linked to Islamic Radicalism

Je Suis Charlie
Country: 
France
News Date: 
30/10/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

A French police officer in charge of security for Charlie Hebdomanaging editor Riss has been relieved of duty after investigators found he had viewed radical Islamic material and feared he may have become radicalised himself. The officer, who was a member of the Service de la protection (SDLP) which protects high-profile dignitaries, was suspected of radicalisation following concerns from the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI), France’s domestic intelligence agency, BFMTV . The DGSI found that the officer, who is a Muslim, had viewed and interacted with known Islamist websites and said that the officer’s colleagues had reported a change in his behaviour which they labelled as “disturbing”.