"The closure of about a hundred radical mosques…. The expulsion of the foreign imams,… reinstating national borders," Philippot said, listing concrete steps to take against the jihadist threat at the debates with the Republican party member Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, organized by the BFM television broadcaster.
Philippot also suggested to strip people belonging to terrorist groups of French passports, as a measure similar to the one the Netherlands Parliament voted for in May.
France has suffered a series of terrorist attacks in the last two years, with the the Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in many countries including Russia, claiming responsibility for the majority of them.
On July 26, two armed men took five people hostage at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, killing the priest.
On July 14, a truck was driven into a crowd in Nice celebrating Bastille Day with 86 people killed and more than 400 injured. On July 26 another attack was carried out in a church near Rouen where a priest was killed and another person wounded.