War on Terror

France Plans Law Targeting Visitors to Terror Camps

The Socialist government combines its own economic authoritarianism with its predecessor's security-state. It's fun for all!

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France's left-wing government, spurred by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman's killing spree, tabled legislation on Wednesday that will allow police to arrest people who visit combat training camps in countries such as Pakistan or Afghanistan.

The change looks much like the crackdown that conservative former president Nicolas Sarkozy had promised before he was unseated by Socialist Francois Hollande, whose government is ditching much of Sarkozy's economic policy but maintaining a tough line on crime and security.