France: Anti-jihadi efforts net 8-year-old schoolboy

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January 29, 2015
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in LAND News, PND News

"French officials have announced a series of counterterrorism measures aimed at disaffected youth, part of an expanded campaign to fight the kind of Islamic extremism that inspired the terror attacks in Paris earlier this month. But on Wednesday, when French police detained and questioned an 8-year-old boy who had praised the attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, critics asked whether the government had gone too far. While dozens of people have been arrested and accused of defending terrorism since the attacks, the child from the southern city of Nice appears to be the youngest by far." [editor's note: In this country he'd likely have been rewarded for being "politically sensitive" - SAT] (01/29/15)  

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