DAVID HAINES: Will this British hostage who spent years “trying so hard to help ‘MUSLIM’ communities” ravaged by war in the Balkans, become the Islamic State’s next beheading victim?

Counterterrorism officials are concerned that the Islamic State (ISIS) will behead a British hostage next week, noting consistencies in the terrorist group’s decapitations of two American journalists.

David Haines with Croation-born wife Dragana

David Haines with Croation-born wife Dragana

Washington Times  Analysts say the video releases of the beheadings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff took place two weeks apart and both were made public on a Tuesday evening. Mr. Haines, a worker for a French non-governmental organization, was shown at the end of the Sotloff video dressed in an orange jumpsuit. The terrorist who spoke on the video said Mr. Haines would be the group’s next victim. If the timing was calculated, officials are concerned that the Islamic State will similarly murder British hostage David Haines on Tuesday.

Mr. Haines, a worker for a French non-governmental organization, was shown at the end of the Sotloff video dressed in an orange jumpsuit. The terrorist who spoke on the video said Mr. Haines would be the group’s next victim.


IB Times It is now being reported that Haines is a former soldier who left the British armed forces in 1999 and provided security services for several aid organizations before being abducted in Syria in early 2013.  In the 15 years since he left the forces, he appears to have worked extensively in the Balkans helping Muslim families; one of his most significant roles was at ASB, a German firm which undertook major humanitarian work in the region during the 1992-95 Balkan war. 

In addition to his work in the former Yugoslavia, Haines has worked for a peace force in South Sudan and headed up a mission for refugee aid organization Handicap International.


As ISIS celebrates 9/11 with a Twin Towers cake, British female jihadis are running ISIS ‘brothels’ allowing killers to rape kidnapped Yazidi women


British female jihadis, members of the all-female al-Khanssaa Brigade are running brothels full of women kidnapped and forced into sex slavery by Islamic State militants. It is understood they are members of an ultra-religious ISIS police’ force tasked with looking after girls captured from the Yazidi tribe in Iraq.

UK Mirror  As many as 3,000 Iraqi women have been taken captive in the last two weeks by the terror group. Sources suggest that members of the all-women al-Khanssaa Brigade in Raqqa, Syria, are running brothels to satisfy the fighters’ desires.


One said: “These women are using the Islamic faith to justify their actions. “They believe the militants can use these women as they please as they are non-Muslims. “The Yazidi people are being ethnically cleansed, and their women are being subjected to the most brutal treatment.

“It is the British women who have risen to the top of the Islamic State’s sharia police and now they are in charge of this operation. “It is as bizarre as it is perverse.”


A report obtained by the Daily Mirror from researchers at think tank MEMRI – the Middle East Media Research Institution – confirms ethnic sex slavery is taking place on a massive scale. The report states: “During its takeover of large parts of northern Iraq the IS captured many Yazidi villages, and reportedly took many Yazidi women to be sold and used as sex slaves.”

Researchers at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation suggest up to 60 British women have gone to Syria for jihad. Sources have revealed some of these women have emerged as key figures in the al-Khanssaa brigade and are enticing dozens more to leave their families and join them.

Yazidi girls transported to be sold as sex slaves for $25 each for being non-Muslims, to be raped daily]

Yazidi girls transported to be sold as sex slaves for $25 each for being non-Muslims, to be raped daily]

Aspiring doctor Aqsa Mahmood, 20, who fled her Glasgow home last November, is understood to be part of the brigade. She said she wanted to behead Christians with a “blunt knife.”

And here we have the youngest female ISIS jihadi. I wonder how many Muslim jihadists have raped her already?


Seized ISIS laptop computer shows how to commit mass biological warfare attacks against non-Muslims

A 26-page-long Islamic ruling on the laptop instructs believers (Muslims) to use weapons of mass destruction to reach their goals. “If Muslims cannot defeat the kuffar (unbelievers) in a different way, it is permissible to use weapons of mass destruction, even if it kills all of them and wipes them and their descendants off the face of the Earth,” according to imprisoned Saudi jihadi cleric Nasir al-Fahd.”


Algemeiner  (h/t Susan K) Call it the Laptop from Hell: a terrifying trove of documents discovered on a laptop computer apparently recently seized from an ISIS fighter in Syria show how to commit mass biological warfare attacks against non-Muslims, revel in Nazi ideology, and offers a banana mousse recipe to, well, kill for, according to Foreign Policy Magazine.

Between 2009 and 2013, the device’s owner, reputedly a 24-year-old Tunisian national named Muhammed S., studied chemistry and physics, and stuffed the computer with a whopping “146 gigabytes of material, containing a total of 35,347 files in 2,367 folders.”

“The advantage of biological weapons is that they do not cost a lot of money, while the human casualties can be huge,” a chief 19-page instructional document, apparently a sort of FAQ on how to murder millions, was among the material found on the device, which was reportedly confiscated in January. “Use small grenades with the virus, and throw them in closed areas like metros, soccer stadiums, or entertainment centers,” the document reads. “Best to do it next to the air-conditioning. It also can be used during suicide operations.”

Instructions were also provided on how to prepare the incredibly toxic poison, ricin, made from a particular strain of castor beans. At least 2,400 Tunisians were fighting in Syria as Islamic State terrorists, Tunisia’s interior minister said in June, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star.

PC Fear


AUSTRALIA: Islamic bookstore raided by Federal police, two Muslims arrested on terror charges

?????????????????????????Two Brisbane men, including the older brother of a man linked to the iQraa Islamic Centre at Underwood, face terrorism charges after Australian Federal Police raided the store and seven homes on Brisbane’s south side. It will be alleged that the men were involved in recruiting, facilitating and funding people to travel to Syria to engage in terror activities.

Adelaide Now (h/t Colin W & Marina)  Police later told a media conference the raids had been a culmination of a 12-month operation, and the alleged offences had no connection to the so-called Islamic State currently spreading terror across northern Iraq and Syria.There was also no suggestion of plotting of terror attacks within Australia, including at the G20 summit in Brisbane later this year.


Nearly 200 officers had been involved in simultaneous raids across seven properties. The charges come after an Islamic book store and drop-in centre south of Brisbane was raided by the Australian Federal Police this morning. Officers were still on scene at the iQraa Islamic Centre on Logan Rd, Underwood several hours after the raid. Two men were arrested.

At the same time, there were seven raids on homes in the suburbs of Kuraby, Underwood and Springwood. The arrests resulted from a Joint Counter Terrorism Team investigation carried out by agencies including the Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police Service.

Holes were also found in a window at the iQraa centre, but police said it was not yet known if they were bullet holes.


Outside, a customer, Abu Amam, defended the store. “It’s just a simple bookstore selling perfumes to Korans,” he told a media pack. There’s nothing radical whatsoever. I just don’t understand all the hysteria.” (The quran IS radical)

Last week, The Courier Mail revealed how the store was being run by a man believed to be the brother of Australia’s first suicide bomber in Syria, who was promoting extremism among MuslimsThe Courier-Mail has been told that the iQraa Islamic Centre at Underwood had developed ties to firebrand Perth preacher Mohammed Junaid Thorne. The centre this year “promoted’’ and helped raise funds for two “sermons’’ by the self-styled preacher, who is a vocal supporter of jihad and has had ties to the Australian branch of the Millatu Ibrahim group, which is banned in Germany.

Has Sheik Feiz Mohammed, radical hate preacher in Australia, been arrested yet?

Has Sheik Feiz Mohammed, radical hate preacher in Australia, been arrested yet?

A key figure in the bookshop is Omar Succarieh, who in an online promotional video is described as “one of the main brothers’’ at the centre. Succarieh’s brother Ahmed has been investigated by Australian agencies in relation to a suicide bombing in Syria, where a truck laden with 12 tonnes of explosives was driven into an army checkpoint last September, killing 35.

But a spokesman for the store condemned the “traitorous actions” of the insider who exposed its ties to firebrand Perth preacher Thorne.The centre responded by posting a statement on its Facebook page rejecting what it said were “ridiculous claims”.

The raids came as Premier Campbell Newman said he had sought advice from Police Commissioner Ian Stewart following news of a rising terror threat to Australia.


EXCELLENT! 5 British jihadi ‘traitors’ have been dubbed the ‘Cream Puff Brigade’ by ISIS and locked up in a torture camp after they begged to go home

jihadikitty-150x150They were stripped of their weapons and marched off as traitors to a torture center in the Syrian city of Raqqah, the capital of the self-proclaimed ISIS caliphate, where they allegedly are being “mistreated” on a daily basis. Hee Hee Hee!


WAH WAH WAH…We want to come home

“WAH WAH WAH…We want to come home. We’ll be good, we will, we will”

UK Express  As well as the Brits, there are three Frenchmen, two Belgians and two Germans, according to German magazine FOCUS.  The apparently timid volunteers are believed to have grown sick of the brutality of their fanatical leaders and the discomforts of living in a war zone.

Focus, which is renowned in Germany for its strong links with the country’s BND intelligence service, said: “In the eyes of ISIS they are considered traitors who deserve death.” It is understood that their crazed captors may entertain ransom offers for them, but it is unclear whether any channels of communication have been opened with either their families or the governments of their home countries. 


Britain, anyway, has a policy of not paying terrorist ransom demands for hostages. Western intelligence services estimate some 3,500 Europeans are now fighting for ISIS, which is threatening to behead British aid worker David Haines, 44, in neighbouring Iraq within days. 

Germany alone has seen an estimated 500 citizens join their ranks with some 40 of them already killed in the “Holy War”. 

Last week it was claimed that scores of British fighters want to return to the UK but fear recriminations if they come home. 


CHINA COUNTERTERRORISM 101: Why China has less trouble from Muslim terrorists than most of the world


There are more than 15 million Uighur Muslims in China, the majority residing in the province of Xinjiang. Uighurs have been unsuccessful in their attempts to carve out a separate Islamic state for themselves in Xiinjiang, causing them to step up their terrorist attacks against civilians. But unlike the West, China doesn’t treat Islamic terrorism with kid gloves.


Stars&Stripes (h/t Henry P)  When attackers from China’s minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top state-appointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them. When security forces led a raid on 10 suspected Uighur terrorists, they fatally shot all but one.

The incidents are part of a pattern raising concerns that Chinese police are excessively using deadly force in their bid to prevent more attacks by Uighur militants, who have killed dozens of civilians in train stations and other public places over the past few years. In some cities, patrolling SWAT units have already been authorized to shoot dead suspected terrorists without warning.


An Associated Press review of articles by China’s official Xinhua News Agency and other state media has found that at least 323 people have died in Xinjiang-related violence since April last year, when the unrest began to escalate. Nearly half of those deaths were inflicted by police — in most cases, by gunning down alleged perpetrators who are usually reported as having been armed with knives, axes and, occasionally, vaguely-defined explosives.

Beijing’s tight controls and monopoly on the narrative make it difficult to independently assess if the lethal action has been justified. And Chinese authorities prevent most reporting by foreign journalists inside Xinjiang, making it nearly impossible to confirm the state media numbers. Uighur exile groups and the U.S.-government funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia report far more violent incidents than Chinese state media do, and in some cases, higher death tolls and police shootings of Uighur protesters. But those reports are similarly hard to verify.


To understand just how tough it can be to determine whether China’s hand is being forced — or whether officials are recklessly lashing out at those who resist them — consider this recent series of confrontations in Xinjiang: On Aug. 1, police cornered a group of alleged terrorists in an abandoned house and shot nine of them dead, arresting one. In June, police gunned down 13 “mobsters” who allegedly attacked a local police station. In April, checkpoint police fatally shot a teenage Uighur motorcyclist after he allegedly attempted to grab their guns.

In many cases, the government’s accounts of violence are wildly divergent from overseas reports. Of the June incident, Uighur exiles said Uighur residents were simply protesting outside the police station when police fired at them and their truck, setting off a fire. In the teenager’s case, RFA reported that he had been shot after running a red light.


Who’s to say what really happened? Xinjiang authorities operate with a “deeply disturbing” lack of accountability, said Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch. “If the use of force is justified, the Chinese government should be allowing independent, credible experts to review the evidence,” she said. “It should be making that evidence public.”

Experts in policing, terrorism and human rights, meanwhile, point to several aspects of the authorities’ crackdown that make it all too easy for security forces to open fire unnecessarily. China doesn’t have comprehensive laws defining terrorism and how authorities should respond. The Chinese leaders’ use of war-like rhetoric risks inflaming patriotic fervor instead of clear-headed rationality in the security forces. Above all, the ongoing “strike hard” campaign prioritizes tough, swift action over legal protections.


“Under the terms of the ‘strike hard’ campaign, they can dispense with the usual considerations about legality,” said Willy Lam, an expert on Chinese politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. “They don’t have scruples about shooting to kill suspects and they appear to be using disproportionately heavy force and firepower.”

The trend has alarmed overseas Uighur activists, who say many innocent Uighurs may have been killed. “The use of force by the Chinese security against Uighurs is really like it’s against foreign enemies,” said Alim Seytoff, President of the Uyghur American Association in Washington, D.C. “The extrajudicial use of lethal force is rampant.”


Though the death tally culled from state media is virtually impossible to independently confirm, and some foreign media have cited higher tolls, the figures still provide a sketch of the human cost of the unrest that has rocked the region over the past 17 months. The ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, head of the new national security commission, has staked his political prestige on stemming the turbulence — but it has been challenging.

“They have been a lot more aggressive in using military-grade equipment to combat the terrorists and underground groups, and also summary executions,” said Lam, the Hong Kong-based analyst. “I think the major reason is that Xi Jinping thinks that unless they use extraordinary or draconian methods, they cannot solve the problem quickly.”


Elsewhere in China, police rarely use firearms to quell violence or mass unrest, preferring to deploy tear gas, water cannons and riot police with truncheons and shields. Although the anti-terror campaign is being carried out by SWAT and paramilitary police, the operation more closely resembles war than policing. “It’s exactly the opposite of a criminal case. In a criminal case, we say we only get the guy if they’re guilty. Otherwise, if there’s a slight bit of doubt, let them go,” said Professor Kam C. Wong, an expert on Chinese police at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. “In the case of terrorists, even when in doubt, we will get them.”

“In China, terrorists are to be treated as a contradiction between enemies and not contradictions amongst the people. They are afforded very few protections under the law,” Wong said. In that sense, China’s counterterrorism effort bears similarities to the United States’ anti-terror practices post-9/11, including assertions that deadly military force against terrorists— even if U.S. citizens — might outweigh their constitutional rights, he said.

Ethnic Uygur women grab a riot policemen

Xi has cast the campaign in patriotic, militaristic terms, in one instance evoking the memory of a Ming-era Chinese military leader who fought Japanese pirates. “Sweat more in peacetime so you will bleed less in wartime,” Xi said in a pep talk to Xinjiang police during a high-profile April tour.

Special police units in cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou have recently been authorized to fire without warning at suspected terrorists engaged in violence. The eastern city of Xiamen and the province of Jiangsu went a step further — saying SWAT officers were allowed to shoot dead such alleged perpetrators. The government hasn’t specified how threats are to be assessed.


A city in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has banned people with large beards, head scarfs and veils from travelling on public buses

A city in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has banned people with large beards, headscarfs and veils from traveling on public buses

Xi has called for a “people’s war” — an effort to mobilize the public to act as informants, with rewards in some instances. But without a counterterrorism law in place, “and with emotions running high, the people would act like vigilantes,” said Wong.

Public information tends to be based on personal prejudice, racial profiling and ethnic animosities, making it unreliable and of dubious use, with innocent people likely to be implicated, Wong added.

'Free the Uighurs' actually means  China should cave to Muslim demands for a separate Islamic state

‘Free the Uighurs’ actually means ‘Cave to Muslim demands for a separate Islamic state’

Part of the problem might be Xi’s choice of words, saying he wants terrorists to be like “rats scurrying across the street, chased by all the people.” “They’re using rhetoric that’s very dehumanizing toward people,” said William Nee, Amnesty International’s China researcher. “It encourages an atmosphere in which excessive use of force is condoned.”

Catching terror suspects alive is a better approach anyway, because then you can interrogate them, said Raffaello Pantucci, a London-based terrorism researcher at the Royal United Services Institute, a defense think tank. “You can find out who their networks are, you can find out more information and you can then investigate that.”

(On the other hand, killing them means they won’t be breeding any more potential terrorists)























RUSSIA: 10 Year Anniversary of Beslan School Massacre by Chechen Muslim Terrorists (the same Muslim group behind the Boston Marathon Bombings)


On September 1, 2004, more than 1,100 parents and children arrived for the first day of school at School No 1 in Beslan. They were greeted by heavily armed Islamic separatist gunmen, Chechen Muslims, who held them hostage for three days. In a bloody climax, more than 380 people were massacred and many more injured, including children, in a series of explosions and firefights, not to mention many rapes of children and teachers by the terrorists. Once a sleepy town of around 35,000 in North Ossetia, bordering  Muslim Chechnya, where Russia has fought 2 wars against Muslim separatists, Beslan has become synonymous with the masscare, and residents still live in fear.


The Beslan school hostage crisis and massacre lasted three days and involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children), ending with the death of over 380 people.

The crisis began when armed Islamic separatist militants, mostly Chechen Muslim, occupied School Number One (SNO) in the town of BeslanNorth Ossetia (an autonomous republic in the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation) on 1 September 2004. The hostage-takers were the Riyadus-Salikhin Battalion, sent by the Chechen separatist warlord Shamil Basayev, who demanded recognition of the independence of Chechnya at the UN and Russian withdrawal from Chechnya.

On the third day of the standoff, Russian security forces entered the building with the use of tanks, incendiary rockets, tanksincendiary rockets and other heavy weapons. At least 380 hostages were killed as a result of the crisis, including 186 children, with a significant number of people injured and reported missing.











The only happy photo here - dead Chechen Muslim terrorist

The only happy photo here – dead Chechen Muslim terrorist





More evidence that there are no moderate Muslims…just Muslims who haven’t been radicalized yet

Glasgow 20-year-old Muslim woman, Aqsa Mahmood, is believed to have become radicalized in Scotland and then ran off to marry an Islamic State fighter. Speaking through their lawyer, parents Khalida and Muzaffar Mahmood have said they “feel nothing but sorrow and shame.”

If they taught her to be a “good Muslim,” she is doing just that.

“Her last message was that ‘I will see you on the day of judgment… I will take you to heaven, I will hold your hand.’ That’s what she said. ‘I will become a martyr,’” her father, Muzaffar Mahmood, said.



Looks like some Islamic State (ISIS) beheaders got their heads handed to them by Iraqi militias

The August 31st assault on Amerli by Shiite armed groups, Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces broke the IS siege of some 80 days

Shockingly, the video has not yet been taken down by Youtube:

Around 20,000 Iraqis from the Turkmen Shiite minority live in Amerli, where the IS blockade affected 36 surrounding villagesMarwan al-Biyati, who recently married and was fighting as part of the committees formed to defend the region, told Al-Monitor by telephone that he made a deal with his wife to kill her if IS enters Amerli. I will not allow these criminals to sell or rape my wife. I’d rather kill her and fight for the city until my last breath,” he said. 

Some spoils of war:






ALGERIAN-FRENCH MUSLIM who shot up the Jewish Museum in Brussels was actually a member of ISIS

henin-e1410009334496-305x172Nicolas Henin (photo right), a French journalist who was held hostage and released in April by Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria has identified Mehdi Nemmouche, the French Muslim suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum earlier this year, as one of his captors.

Times of Israel (h/t Susan K)  French magazine Le Point on Saturday quoted its reporter Nicolas Henin as saying he was tortured by Mehdi Nemmouche, a Frenchman who had spent time with extremists in Syria. Henin was held for a time with American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, both beheaded by extremists from the Islamic State group in recent weeks. He was released in April with other French journalists who had been held since June 2013.

Mehdi Nemmouche, Jewish Museum shooter

Mehdi Nemmouche, Jewish Museum shooter

France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed that French intelligence services had “transferred elements to the judiciary that suggest [Nemmouche] may have been the jailer of our hostages.” Nemmouche is in custody since his arrest in France soon after the Brussels killing in May. The attack crystallized fears of European governments that Europeans who join radical fighters in Syria could return to stage attacks at home.

When Nemmouche was not singing, he was torturing,” wrote Henin. “He was part of a small group of Frenchmen whose visits would terrify the 50-odd Syrian prisoners held in the cells nearby.” “Every night the blows would start raining down in the room, where I was also interrogated. The torture lasted all night, until dawn prayers.”

Some of the Jewish Museum visitors show dead by Nemmouche

Some of the Jewish Museum visitors shot dead by Nemmouche

French authorities say there are some 900 people from France who have been implicated in jihad in the Syria region. Several dozen have been killed.

Speaking to the Associated Press last month, Henin described how Foley had endured tougher treatment from captors because of his citizenship, but always behaved with courage and dignity. He and the other French journalists released in April described being held in about 10 underground places of captivity, mostly with other people. But they did not elaborate on some details of captivity because of potential consequences for hostages still being held.


Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists threaten Vladimir Putin from atop captured Russian jet fighter in Syria

Step aside, Obama, the bear has been poked.


IB Times  Isis (now known as Islamic State) has released a new video threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin that it plans to come to Russia and “free Chechnya”. The video footage, believed to be filmed in the Taqba airbase captured from Syrian government forces in Raqqa, shows an IS terrorist in a military jet. 


“This message is for you, Vladimir Putin! These are the aircraft you sent to Bashar [Assad], and we’re going to send them to you. Remember that!” he said. “This is Russian technology,” said a militant with a Russian voice, according to The Moscow Times.

“We will with the consent of Allah free Chechnya and all of the Caucasus! The Islamic State is here and will stay here, and it will spread with the grace of Allah!” another militant warns. The militant then addressed Putin, adding: “Your throne has already been shaken, it is under threat and will fall with our arrival [in Russia] … We’re already on our way with the permission of Allah!”


ISIS defector tells CNN’s Arwa Damon that a British terrorist was chosen to behead journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff because it would be a good way to recruit more Western fighters


Jihadists from Western countries are high-value recruits for the Islamic State (ISIS) because they will turn on their home countries and be ready and willing to carry out terror attacks there. 

He said: ‘Since Western fighters joined ISIS they consider their home country as infidels. ‘If they have a chance they will carry out attacks because they consider it an infidel country and it should be fought.’



He said: ‘It is possible that the goal was to project the image that a European or a Western person executed an American so that they can showcase their Western members and appeal to others outside Syria and make them feel that they belong to the same cause and that they too can do anything in support of ISIS in their respective countries.’ 



How did the Islamic State (ISIS) accumulate a $2 billion war chest?

And what about Obama’s request to Congress for $500 million more to fund and arm the Syrian rebels (ISIS)?





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FRENCH COURT bans Muslim with ‘jihadist ties’ from nuclear sites

imagesA French court this week upheld a ban on a Muslim engineer from entering nuclear sites citing his links with Islamist networks, in a move blasted by his lawyer as “Islamophobic.” Just as Barack Hussein Obama has lifted the ban on Muslims from Libya attending American flight schools and nuclear science classes. Hmmm.



France24  The 29-year-old, who works for a subcontractor to French energy giant EDF, had worked freely at nuclear power facilities throughout 2012 and 2013. But in March this year the man, who cannot be named under French law, had his pass to enter the Nogent-sur-Seine nuclear power station revoked.

Officials said he had links with a jihadist terrorist group and that he was in touch with an imam involved in recruiting youngsters to fight in Iraq. A court in the northeastern town of Châlons-en-Champagne upheld the ban saying the management could prevent those “undergoing a process of political and religious radicalization” from accessing sensitive sites.

Nogent-sur-Seine nuclear plant

The man’s lawyer insisted his client was innocent and had no criminal or police record. “There is no proof of these supposed links,” Sefen Guez Guez told AFP, adding that he was looking at launching an appeal.

In June 2014, Guez Guez successfully had the ban revoked by an appeals court. But when the engineer turned up for work, he found he was once again refused access – this time by EDF – to his place of work and his lawyer appealed again.

Like a number of European countries, France has expressed concern over radicalised young people leaving the country to fight in Iraq and Syria, and who could pose a risk to domestic security on their return.


According to official estimates, around 800 French nationals or residents – including several dozen women – have travelled to Syria, returned from the conflict-ridden country or plan to go there.