Many young offenders are radicalized in French prisons, widely seen as hotbeds of Jihadism. The majority of the 9000 potentially violent Islamists estimated to be in France have spent time in overcrowded prisons.
The French government is to get more power over the schooling of children, the training of imams, and the financing of mosques. President Macron intends to combat "foreign interference" in the way Islam is practiced.
Two members of the Islamic Jihad militant group and four Iranian-backed fighters were killed. The move comes after the jihadists fired a barrage of rockets at Israel, and ahead of Israeli elections on March 2.
In the hours after the tragedy, an outpouring of grief was quickly followed by attempts to come to terms with the tragedy — and a heated debate over terminology: an act of a disturbed individual, or of terrorism?
The German political grandee has criticized the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, saying it does not "draw a line" to exclude radical elements. AfD politicians have been blamed over this week's killings in Hanau.
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