France bans Muslim worker from nuclear sites


tay
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A French court has upheld a ban on a Muslim engineer from accessing nuclear sites, citing his links with what it termed as "jihadist networks", but his lawyer called it a case of Islamophobia.

Lawyer Sefen Guez Guez told AFP news agency on Monday that he was looking at launching an appeal.

The 29-year-old working for a firm subcontracted by energy giant EDF had been granted access to nuclear installations as part of his job throughout 2012 and 2013.

But in March this year, the man - who cannot be named according to French law, had his pass to enter the Nogent-sur-Seine nuclear power station revoked.

Officials said he had links with a violent armed group and that he was in touch with an imam involved in recruiting people to fight in Iraq.

A court in the north-eastern town of Chalons-en-Champagne upheld the ban saying the management could prevent those "undergoing a process of political and religious radicalisation" from accessing sensitive sites.

The lawyer for the man cried foul and argued that his client had no police record.









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Monsieurjean
Free Thinker
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Is good i think lets Muslim work in our Nuclear sites is a... potential danger . I imagine one day if Muslims working for our Nuclear Defense.I fear
 
Tecumsehsbones
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So, what's really happening is that the French banned a man with links to a violent armed group from its nuclear sites.
 
EagleSmack
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Red Storm Rising



Familiar with the beginning?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Red Storm Rising



Familiar with the beginning?

Nah, I worked at NSA too long to be interested in Clancy.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Nah, I worked at NSA too long to be interested in Clancy.

Back in the 80's?

At any rate. A muslim purposefully caused a meltdown at a Soviet reactor at the beginning of the book.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Back in the 80's?

Yup. 79-91. Back when we spied on bad guys.

Quote:

At any rate. A muslim purposefully caused a meltdown at a Soviet reactor at the beginning of the book.

Too bad it wasn't a Christian. He woulda been a patriot.
 
Corduroy
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I don't know about France but the US defines connections with jihadist groups very loosely. If a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who might be a radical has a phone number similar to a Dominos pizza, half the town would be on a terrorist watch list.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

I don't know about France but the US defines connections with jihadist groups very loosely. If a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who might be a radical has a phone number similar to a Dominos pizza, half the town would be on a terrorist watch list.

Yeah... you know a lot. That's exactly what would happen.

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Too bad it wasn't a Christian. He woulda been a patriot.

Or a Native American... he'd be a freedom fighter.
 
Monsieurjean
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

I don't know about France but the US defines connections with jihadist groups very loosely. If a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who might be a radical has a phone number similar to a Dominos pizza, half the town would be on a terrorist watch list.

The principe is the same here in France.All employees of our nuclear power plants are monitored by the DST ( direction de la Surveillance du Territoire Directorate of Territorial Surveillance) was a directorate of the French National Police operating as a domestic intelligence agency. It was responsible for counterespionage, counterterrorism and more generally the security of France against foreign threats and interference.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Yeah... you know a lot. That's exactly what would happen.



Or a Native American... he'd be a freedom fighter.

Damn right. I owe you nothing. Eat hot death, paleface!

Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

I don't know about France but the US defines connections with jihadist groups very loosely. If a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who might be a radical has a phone number similar to a Dominos pizza, half the town would be on a terrorist watch list.

The granting or withholding of a security clearance is discretionary to the government in most countries.
 
Kathie Bondar
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

I don't know about France but the US defines connections with jihadist groups very loosely. If a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who might be a radical has a phone number similar to a Dominos pizza, half the town would be on a terrorist watch list.

And believe you me, they are. People love to snitch, it makes them feel important, in with the "in people"
 

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