France tightens security for churches before Christmas

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A general view of the Saint-Cyr and Sainte-Julitte church, one of the two churches in which, according to media reports, Sid Ahmed Ghlam, was planning to attack in April.

As the most significant Christian holiday approaches, French officials fear that fundamentalists might plan attacks to raise religious hatred


Days before Christmas, French security forces will guard Christian churches in France as they fear that Daesh fundamentalists are planning attacks, to raise religious hatred.

French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, announced today that the government will tighten security for churches around Christmas and the churches will be obliged to keep only one door open, instead of multiple doors, “to have better filtering at the entrance.” The Minister said after a meeting with religious leaders ...


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