Saturday, July 30, 2005

EXPULSION FROM FRANCE.


France expels 'radical preacher'.

Nicolas Sarkozy has warned that hate speech will not be tolerated.France has deported a radical Islamist preacher from Algeria said to have given pro-jihad speeches in a mosque in north-east Paris. Reda Ameuroud, 35, was sent back to Algeria on a ship from Marseille.

The French interior ministry said it is planning to expel 10 more radical Islamists in August. Mr Ameuroud's brother, Abderahmane, 27, was sentenced to seven years in prison in May for helping two Tunisians who killed an Afghan commander in 2001. Abderahmane Ameuroud, who has been permanently banned from French territory, is also suspected of involvement in the training of would-be jihadists in the forest of Fontainebleau, west of Paris.

The deportation "has been carried out without incident," said a ministry official.

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