France following 9000 tips on Islamic extremism

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have received 9,000 tips related to Islamic extremism through a dedicated hotline and a website, President Francois Hollande said Thursday.

French officials believe some 600 Muslims have left the country for Syria and Iraq, but the president’s comments about thousands of tips offer a hint of the scale of the concern over religious radicalism in France. Hollande was quick to note that not all the tips were linked to genuine dangers, but said it was a sign that France needed a program to fight extremism.

“We should create de-radicalization centers,” he said.

De-radicalization centres? Oh yea that’ll work. Much like prison does.

  • Blacksmith

    Hey frenchie, the problem is not the 600 that left, it is the millions that remain, you should encourage the rest to leave by whatever means are necessary.

  • Only 9,000?

    I think you have missed a few.

  • David Smith

    Re the photo, very kind of you.

  • John

    Can you believe this moron heads a nation of 65 million?