March 30th, 2012
04:10 AM ET

Sarkozy: 19 arrested in French police raids

Nineteen people have been arrested in a series of police raids on suspected Islamist networks, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told French radio Friday morning.

The raids come a week after gunman Mohammed Merah, who killed seven people, was shot dead after a 31-hour siege in the southwestern city of Toulouse.

Sarkozy told Europe 1 the decision to act had been taken by the interior minister and foreign minister "to deny the entry of certain people to France" who did not share the country's values.

"It's not just linked to Toulouse, it's all over the country, it's in connection with a form of radical Islam and it's in agreement with the law," he said.


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  1. Jack

    All NON-Muslim countries should BAN from taking Muslim refugees or immigrants. Muslims are the cancer to other NON-Muslims population. They don't have any compasion for anyone. All Non-Muslim countries should monitor their Muslim minority group closely. They are very dangerous group of people that should not be trusted. Only ISLAM that would PREACH all the hatreds toward others in their Mosques.

    March 30, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. High Hopes


    I agree... separateness!


    March 30, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    News are also surfacing that Merah arrested for crimes ranging from theft to armed robbery was a police informant. Why was he killed instead of captured alive?

    March 30, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    @ Jack

    Your message is so devoid of
    Preaching hatred towards other faiths is something we witness from pulpits of extremists from all religion.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Hi @nsaidi @cnn

    What happened to my posts?

    March 30, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    There has to be a balance on issues discussed.

    March 30, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mountain Man

    We busted more crips and bloods than that in Denver on any given weekend. Yet, we did not ban black people from immigrating to Colorado. (duh)

    March 30, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    @Jack. Bear in mind that many US troops consider themselves to be Muslim. Are you to deny entry to returning troops who are of Islam?

    March 30, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. the pork test

    Anyone who wants to immigrate must be forced to eat a pork chop. If he refuses, he will be designated muslim and refused entry.

    March 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. better yet

    Best make double sure and see how much blood saugage they like.

    March 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. better yet

    Pork chops? That'll keep the Jews off your ass too. Like garlic to a vampire, only sucubus.

    March 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. the pork test

    I thought Jews could eat pork if the pig was killed by a rabbi and he said a prayer first?

    March 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pork YOU

    What a bunch of hating POS you all are, with the exception of saywhat. Live by your hate, die by your hate, hypocrites.

    March 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. better yet

    @Pork you. It wasn't us telling people what they could and couldn't eat. sheesh.

    March 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • pork OFF

      Who are YOU to tell ANYONE what faith to follow or what to eat? Do you have a point? MAKE IT!!!!! Insinuations suck!

      March 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Oh, just stop it, everyone! Yeesh!

    March 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
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