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Saturday, 10 November 2012
First French jihad suspect arrested in Mali
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PARIS (AP) -- Mali's authorities have arrested a Frenchman in the west African country who allegedly was trying to join radical Islamists controlling the north. French and Mali officials confirmed Friday that 24-year-old Ibrahim Ouattara was taken into custody there this week and charged in France with trying to reach radicals fighting in another country.

Outtara is the first French citizen arrested in Mali, but France, Mali's former colonial ruler, is concerned it could itself become a target of battle-hardened returning fighters. A judicial official said on condition of anonymity that Ouattara holds French and Malian nationality.

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Posted on 11/10/2012 2:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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10 Nov 2012
Christina McIntosh

 He's not 'a Frenchman'.

He's a 'French-passport-possessing Muslim'.

I observe that he has dual nationality - 'holds both French and Malian nationality'.

Well, that should make it even easier - annul the French passport, and then he becomes the problem of overwhelmingly-Muslim Mali.



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