French Terrorism Watch List Overflowing with 15,000 Potential Jihadists
Terror watch lists help track potential terrorists, but they are only as good as the validity of the indicators to get on the list, the intelligence on the suspects, the manpower to monitor the highest threats, and the aggressiveness of law enforcement to step in before the radicals act upon their desires. France’s terror watch list with its15,000 individuals gives insight into the extent of how radical Islam is plaguing one of Europe’s largest countries. The UK’s Express provides some details about the list and some of its failures stating:
French authorities began tracking people on a database in March of 2015 following the Charlie Hebdo attacks and shootings at a kosher market in January of that year that killed 17 people.
However that did not prevent the subsequent co-ordinated attacks in Paris in November of last year which killed 130 or the horrifying slaughter of 86 people at the Bastille day celebrations in Nice in July. – READ MORE