Domestic Terror Fears Spike in France

    A French soldier speaks with his Malian counterpart on the banks of the Niger river outside Gao, northern Mali, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. French troops began to withdraw from Timbuktu Thursday after securing the fabled city as they ramped up their mission in another northern Mali city, searching for Islamic extremists who may be mixing among the local population. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    French and Malian soldiers on the Niger River on Thursday. (Jerome Delay/AP),Jerome Delay

    Here's an argument against intervention. A new report in France says that the threat of domestic terrorism has increased since the nation intervened in Mali. France's investigative judge says that some citizens of black African ancestry are more likely to wage a jihad in the country. Previously, France was weary of residents of North African ancestry, but that has now expanded to include people who hail from Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, and Niger. There has also been an increase in French passport holders traveling to Mali—some of whom are known to be fighting with militants, against the French forces.

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