Sacré Bleu! France Aims To Enshrine Emergency Anti-Terror Law In Constitution

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President Francois Hollande called for the emergency powers to be protected from litigation by placing them in the constitution.

(AFP) – The French cabinet backed reform proposals Wednesday that could see the state of emergency called after last month’s Paris attacks enshrined in the constitution.

“The threat has never been higher. We must face up to a war, a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam.”

— Prime Minister Manuel Valls

Special policing powers used under the state of emergency — such as house arrests and the right to raid houses without judicial oversight — are currently based on an ordinary law which can be challenged at the constitutional court.

In the wake of the Paris attacks that left 130 dead, President Francois Hollande called for the emergency powers to be protected from litigation by placing them in the constitution.

“The threat has never been higher,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls told reporters following a meeting of government ministers on Wednesday.

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“We must face up to a war, a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam,” he said.

The constitutional reforms must now be passed by a three-fifths majority in the upper and lower houses of parliament, where debates will start on February 3.

Valls said the latest figures showed more than 1,000 people had left France to join the jihad in Syria and Iraq, of which an estimated 148 had died and 250 returned.

“Radicalised individuals from numerous countries join Daesh (the Arab acronym for the Islamic State group). There are many French speakers and we know that fighters group themselves according to language, to train and prepare terrorist actions on our soil,” he said.

After going back and forth on the issue, the government decided to include the power to strip French citizenship from people convicted of terrorist offences, if they have another nationality.

There are an estimated 3.5 million French people with a second nationality in the country…(read more)

Source: AFP/Breitbart.com


2 Comments on “Sacré Bleu! France Aims To Enshrine Emergency Anti-Terror Law In Constitution”

  1. Mike says:

    A Socialist’s Dream… Time to buy stock in the Guillotine Manufacturers before everyone catches on.

  2. […] Source: Sacré Bleu! France Aims To Enshrine Emergency Anti-Terror Law In Constitution […]


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