The French Interior Ministry announced Monday the deportation of two Islamists, adding that it is planning to expel three more, in the wake of the killing of seven people by an Islamic extremist.
The statement by Interior Minister Claude Gueant said these were part of “an acceleration of the deportation procedures of foreign Islamic radicals.”
The Interior Ministry is also planning to start deportation proceedings against an imam of Saudi nationality, a Tunisian radical Islamist and an imam from Turkey.
The ministry cited provisions in French law which “allow this type of decision with regards the ‘urgent need for state security or public safety’ or ‘conduct likely to harm the fundamental interests of the state.'”
Other expulsions will take place soon, said the statement.