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Thu Jan 22, 2015, 10:05 PM


PM Valls sets out sweeping measures to safeguard France from terror

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday announced "exceptional measures" to respond to the "change of scale" of the terrorist threat in the wake of deadly attacks two weeks ago in Paris.

Valls said close to 3,000 people in France with jihadist ties needed to be under surveillance -- and that the number of people with links to networks in Iraq and Syria had increased by 130% in the past year.

In response to the threat, 2,680 new jobs will be created, of which intelligence services alone will account for 1,100, he said. Many of the new jobs will be dedicated to tackling the threat from online jihadism.

France will allocate 425 million euros ($490 million) over the next three years to boost the fight against extremism, Valls said.

These resources will be used to buy new equipment, such as bulletproof vests and better weapons for police officers.

Belgium cracks down

Amid heightened concern over the threat posed by radical Islamists in Europe, Belgium and Germany have cracked down on alleged extremists in recent days...


As predicted here, I believe.

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Fred Sanders Jan 2015 #1

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Thu Jan 22, 2015, 10:33 PM

1. It appears to be a Bill they will present to the French Parliament in the next few weeks?

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