France Steps Up Struggle Against Religious Radicals

A new surveillance policy in France allows the deportation of foreign-born imams, as well as the disbanding of radical faith-based groups, reports Tom Heneghan at Reuters. The policy is meant to preemptively stop violence from radical religious groups, a problem the country has faced in the past. French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said, “The objective is to identify when it’s suitable to intervene to treat what has become a religious pathology.” 

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