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    Better Safe Than Sorry: Paris Airports Fire 57 Personnel for Radical Views

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    Nearly 60 people suspected of radicalism have reportedly lost their authorization to work at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, French media reported on Saturday.

    “57 people have lost their authorization because of radicalization since January. There have been five since the [November 13] attacks,” Valeurs Actuelles quoted the prefect of Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) and Le Bourget airports, Philippe Riffaut as saying.

    Riffault warned that more suspensions “will come,” as authorities seek to revise personal authorizations in workplaces which require extra security.

    On November 13, a series of suicide bombings and shooting attacks shook Paris as several extremists launched coordinated attacks across the city, killing some 130 people and injuring over 360.

    On January 7, a group of terrorists attacked the Parisian office of Charlie Hebdo, a magazine notorious for publishing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, killing 12 people and injuring 11 others.

    The Islamic State extremist militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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