France: Seven Muslim migrants from the same family arrested after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State

Counterterrorism investigators in France arrested seven Syrians, all members of the same family, in Paris after suspecting that many of them had uploaded videos to the internet pledging allegiance to Islamic State.

With open immigration, this kind of story will become increasingly routine. The jihad terror threat is not being taken seriously enough. France has, like some other European countries, apparently given up on protecting its own citizens and culture. Political correctness and the avoidance of being branded “racist” and “Islamophobic” take precedence over protecting life and limb.

French President Emmanuel Macron recently stated that there is “no such thing as ‘a true Dane,’ no such thing as a ‘true Frenchman.’” Then, following the Paris jihad shooting in 2017, Macron proclaimed that “terrorism as an “imponderable problem” that will be “part of our daily lives for the years to come.”

“Seven members of Same Immigrant Family Arrested in France After Pledging Allegiance to Islamic State,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, November 1, 2018:

Counterterrorism investigators in France arrested seven Syrians, all members of the same family, in Paris after suspecting that many of them had uploaded videos to the internet pledging allegiance to Islamic State.

Dozens of Paris police, some heavily armed, stormed the family’s residence in the Sablons district on Tuesday arresting seven members of the large family which included five children, the oldest in their twenties and one aged 12 who was not arrested, according to sources close to the investigation, France Bleu reports.

Residents of the neighbourhood claimed that the family had been very quiet and kept to themselves, not showing any signs of having been radicalised.

Sources claimed that the raid had not come from an active terrorist plot investigation but rather from videos that had been posted online where family members pledged allegiance to the terror group.

It is also unclear which of the family members were connected with the videos and the case has been passed on to France’s domestic intelligence service, the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI), to review the case.

Since at least 2015, Islamic State has targetted France to recruit new fighters and supporters through the internet and until last year it was illegal for French internet users to visit pro-jihadi websites.

That law was overturned in December by a French court that stipulated: “The visiting [of the websites] must be accompanied by the manifestation of adherence to the ideology expressed on the sites visited; this visiting and this event are not likely to establish by themselves the existence of a will to commit terrorist acts.”….

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