TSC Report Cited by The Washington Post: Struggling to Prevent Terrorist Attacks, France Wants to ‘Reform’ Islam
April 17, 2018

Struggling to Prevent Terrorist Attacks, France Wants to ‘Reform’ Islam


The Washington Post
By: James McAuley


Speaking alongside the flag-draped coffin of a police officer killed in a terrorist attack in southern France, President Emmanuel Macron last month lay blame on “underground Islamism” and those who “indoctrinate on our soil and corrupt daily.”

The attack added further urgency to a project already in the works: Macron has embarked on a controversial quest to change Islam in France — with the goal of integration but also preventing radicalization …

Since 2015, more than 230 people in France have been killed in terrorist attacks, most of them perpetrated by French and European nationals affiliated with or inspired by the Islamic State. Meanwhile, as many as 1,910 French nationals have gone to wage jihad in Iraq and Syria, according to The Soufan Center, which studies radicalization …


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