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France’s PATROIT Act? – “Visit Website; Go to Jail” March 23, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in Industry News, Laws and Leglslation, terrorism.
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In the aftermath of the murder of 7 people in France by a self-proclaimed Al Qaeda militant, France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed a sweeping law that would jail those who visit extremist websites.  “Anyone who regularly consults Internet sites which promote terror or hatred or violence will be sentenced to prison,” he told a campaign rally in Strasbourg, in eastern France. “What is possible for pedophiles should be possible for trainee terrorists and their supporters, too” 

The murders of 7 people in Toulouse were horrific.  Among those killed were a Rabbi and several children at a Jewish school.  The murderer, 23 year old Mohamad Merah, was killed by French police after a standoff.  (more…)

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