Paris, April 23: President Francois Hollande Tuesday voiced determination to fight against the rising menace of Syrian Jihadist by taking “all measures” to prevent his nationals from joining conflict in the country and put at risk French security.
“France will take all measures to dissuade, prevent and punish those who are tempted to fight where they have no reason to be,” Xinhua quoted French president as saying.
During a visit to the Arab World Institute, Hollande pledged to deploy “an arsenal using all techniques including cyber security and also human techniques which consist in talking and seeking families (of presumed Jihadists), a number of alerts that then allow us to intervene.”
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve will present Wednesday a detailed plan to curb the alarming number of radicalised national youths that joined fighters in Syria and to fight against recruitment drive for jihad.
“This plan is not to prevent to practice the religion but it is for that religion is not used for other purposes, including the most abominable one which is terrorism,” Hollande said.
About 700 French nationals and residents had travelled to fight in Syria, according to official statistics.