It’s just a terrible, awful waiting game at this point. Who, what, where is next? I call it, Operation Fetal Position and we won’t win this way. No war was ever won on the defense.
France on high alert over fears Islamic extremists are ‘infiltrating police ranks’ as it’s claimed 16 police officers have joined ISIS
The fears were revealed in a book published yesterday which also brought to light the difficulty the country is having enforcing its secular values
By Guy Birchall, The Sun, 12th January 2017:
TOP cops and military chiefs in France have got their internal affairs department’s on alert after it emerged Islamists were trying to infiltrate their ranks.
The depth of the concern was revealed in a book published yesterday which claims at least 16 French police officers have joined ISIS.
A new book has claims that 16 French police officers have joined ISIS
The book, titled Ou Sont Passes Nos Espions? (Where Have Our Spies Gone?), additionally claims around a dozen soldiers have joined the jihadi group.
It also highlighted the difficulty the country is having imposing its secular policies on the Muslim minority.
Police officers like all public employees are barred from wearing religious symbols while on duty .
This ban prohibits everything from crucifix necklaces to the Islamic veil.
The book has also shown the difficulty France is having enforcing it’s secular values
Those who breach this rule are classified as radical extremists.
But routine checks have found extremist views amongst the ranks of the gendarmes.
France is still reeling from a string of terror attacks which have left 238 people dead in the country in the last two years.