France has received 9,000 tips on Islamic extremism

April 14, 2016 8:49 PM

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PARIS – French President Francois Hollande says that authorities have received 9,000 tips related to Islamic extremism through a dedicated hotline and a website.

France officials believe some 600 Muslims have left the country for Syria and Iraq, but the thousands of tips offer a hint of the scale of the concern over religious radicalism in France.

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