According to the official definition, France means extremists “people who, engaged in the process of radicalization, may want to go abroad to join terrorist organizations or to take part in terrorist activities.”
Emmanuel Macron’s administration is under increasing pressure from conservative and far-right parties. Their requirement: a much tougher position on those residents who do not have citizenship and who pose a threat to public safety.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has not yet confirmed the information. According to the quoted source, Darmanin allegedly told the prefects, during a meeting that took place on Sunday afternoon, to deal with the expulsions. Of the 232 suspects, 180 are currently in prison and 51 will be arrested in the very near future. Darmanian also asked his subordinates to examine very carefully the requests of those who want to receive refugee status in France.
The 18-year-old – suspected of being an Islamist radical – who beheaded a history teacher on Friday near a school in a Paris suburb had Chechen origins and refugee status in France, according to Reuters. According to the French press, the killer was a young man born in Moscow, identified as Abdulah A., of Chechen origin, aged 18 years. He was not listed on any French police list as having links to any terrorist network. According to Le Parisien, he had only a criminal record for minor crimes, common law. He was shot and killed by French police shortly after the crime.