Skip to Content

Eiffel Tower, Stock photo fron Pexels

Three arrested in France on charges of ‘conspiring to fight Islamist danger’

Two men and one woman were indicted on Friday, July 27, for "terrorist criminal conspiracy" as part of the investigation into the activities of the French AFO group. They are believed to have wanted to fight "against the Islamist danger".

Published: July 28, 2018, 9:18 am

    Read more

    These three persons were placed under judicial supervision, as requested by the prosecution. They were arrested on Monday during operations conducted by the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) in the Hauts-de-Seine and Creuse.

    The investigators questioned their possible role in the small group Action des Forces Operationnelles (AFO) targeted last June by a large investigation into a growing anti-Islam network. According to the investigation, this group had mentioned plans to attack radical Islamists leaving prison as well as radical mosques.

    Ten of the alleged members, including the likely leader, a retired policeman who intended to “harden the action” of the group, were indicted on June 27, including for “criminal terrorist criminal conspiracy”. Four of them, including the alleged leader of the small group, had been released on judicial review following the prosecutor’s opinion. Four of the group members was detained on remand.

    Thirty-six firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found during searches of suspects, as well as elements “involved in the manufacture of TATP-type explosives”, according to the prosecutor’s office, which had opened its investigation in mid-April.

    “I’m not surprised by these arrests because the current climate of Islamophobia encourages this sort of passage from words to deeds,” said Abdallah Zekri of the French Council of the Muslim Faith after the first wave of arrests last month.

    Meanwhile, one of the men advising President Emmanuel Macron in his reorganisation of Islam in France, Hakim El Karoui, who had conducted an extensive survey into the Muslim faith in 2016, supported plans by the government to promote a more moderate Islam. The results of his survey had revealed that 28 percent of the country’s Muslims espoused jihad, a figure that rose to 50 percent for those under 25.

    Efforts by French law enforcement to detain such radical Islamists have met with violent protests however.

    DJ Marwan Muhammad in London at a conference against racism, 2012. Wikipedia

    A popular amateur DJ Marwan Muhammad has seized the initiative from El Karoui and Macron of setting up a religious Muslim state organisation by launching his own “Grand Consultation” among France’s estimated six million Muslims. Muhammad received 20 000 responses in one week alone.

    Muhammad, a former director of the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, has been described as the “Malcolm X of French Muslims”. Last month he made headlines by launching a vigorous defence of the controversial “Islamo-scum” rapper, Médine.

    The newspaper Le Figaro reported that Médine — named after Medina, the city from which the founder of Islam launched his conquest of Arabia — would perform at the Bataclan theater, where jihadis in November 2015 killed 89 people.

    Médine’s lyrics are well-known for their hatred towards non-Muslims. On receiving the news, Marine Le Pen tweeted: “No Frenchman can accept that this person is able to spew his filth on the very place of the carnage of the Bataclan. Complacency or, worse, incitement to Islamist fundamentalism, that’s enough!”

    Laurent Wauquiez, the president of the Republicans, called the announcement a “sacrilege for the victims, dishonor for France.” But Prime Minister Édouard Philippe fearing a backlash of Muslims, said because of his “scrupulous respect” for free speech, the concert would be allowed, AFP reported.

    At a dinner held by French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) after Ramadan, Philippe and Interior Minister Gérard Collomb nevertheless issued a call to Muslim leaders to fight fundamentalism. “Everyone feels,” Philippe said, “that we are living a crucial moment for our country, for the quality of our life in common.”

    Last month the City of Paris unveiled bulletproof glass walls and metal fences designed to protect the Eiffel Tower from jihadist attacks. The security measures will cost nearly €35 million with glass panels measuring 6.5 centimeters running along two sides of the tower, according

    The glass will also be resistant to vehicle-ramming attacks. The other two sides of the famous tower will be fenced off with 3-meter heavy metal barriers.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    Swiss government to militarize ‘pandemic management’

    BernThe militarization of the Corona crisis is advancing in Europe. On December 7, 2021, the Swiss Federal Council ordered the armed forces to become involved in distributing jabs.

    The fear mongering ‘science’ of modeling

    Dutch broadcaster, the NOS warned this summer of record temperatures that had again been measured in Siberia. There were also more severe forest fires than last year. According to the state broadcaster, this has been shown by research results from Copernicus, the EU's climate change service.

    Participating German doctors maim patients for money

    BerlinOutgoing German Health Minister Jens Spahn signed a regulation for a higher remuneration for the doctors injecting the Corona vaccines in mid-November. The regions are also rewarded.

    Covid test kits: 50 times the allowed amount of highly carcinogenic ethylene oxide

    BerlinIn a risk analysis of Covid-19 rapid tests and PCR tests, Prof. Dr. Werner Bergholz came to the conclusion that all of the antigen test kits he examined contain several hazardous substances. Therefore, the "implementation is inevitably associated with risks for the health of the users and for their surroundings and the environment."

    Former WHO employee Astrid Stuckelberger: ‘A pandemic of lies’

    Geneva"I am not an alarmist, I just want to explain with science, the lies, the corruption, the propaganda… And about the harm from the vaccines. Because I'm an expert in public health and science." Astrid Stuckelberger has 30 years of experience as a researcher. In the years 2009-13, she was affiliated with the WHO, with pandemics as her specialty. She has published 180 publications and 12 books. 

    Germany’s top jab salesman rejects x-raying migrant hands to ‘protect bodily integrity’

    BerlinIn 2018, the President of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, rejected hand x-rays to determine the age of migrants, because this "interfered with personal rights". But forcing your own population to take an experimental injection is no problem for Germany's top vaccine Fuehrer.

    Court denounces Corona pass in Wallonia as illegal

    NamurA court in Namur, an important commercial and industrial centre located in the Walloon industrial area in Belgium, has declared the use of the Corona passport in Wallonia illegal.

    Almost fully jabbed Portugal returns to state of calamity, reinforces Covid-19 measures

    LisbonSocialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa last week announced that Portugal would return to the "state of calamity" on December 1 with reinforced measures to curb Covid-19 infections.

    Are Swiss State Council for Health members vaccinated?

    BernThe Swiss State Council for Health persecutes opponents of Covid passports and vaccinations, but are the members themselves vaccinated?

    Swedish ombudsman inundated with complaints about compulsory health pass

    StockholmSweden's Ombudsman, (JO), is currently drowning in reports from upset Swedes regarding the intended vaccine passes announced by the government and the Public Health Agency. In an interview, JO's information manager, Anders Jansson, admitted that about 6 300 reports have been received so far. He said he has never seen anything like it in such a short time.

    Go to archive