02.09.2014 9:52

In France, a Muslim engineer, who had a connection with the jihadists, denied access to nuclear facilities

In France, the court upheld the decision of the management of sub-contractor of French energy giant EDF to ban access to nuclear facilities 29-year-old engineer, a Muslim, who was suspected of having links with the Iraqi jihadists.

The company’s management said that the man who for several years had access to nuclear installations in contact with terrorist groups, as well as with a person engaged in recruiting fighters to participate in military operations in Iraq, according to the French edition of The Local.

Man’s name was not disclosed. Reported only that, he worked at the plant in Nogent-sur-Seine. In March of this year, his pass was suddenly withdrawn.

In June, the Court of Appeals revoked the ban. However, when the engineer tried to go to work, it became clear that he was again denied access – this time, management’s decision to EDF.

Muslim lawyer again appealed to the court. September 1 judiciary decided to leave the ban in place.

Defender engineer argues that there is no evidence linking his client with the radicals. Until now, the man was in good standing, he never had any problems with the law. In this regard, the defender believes that the court’s decision was the result of islamofibii.

Meanwhile, The Local notes that the fears of the French authorities have every reason to. The country is home to about five million Muslims. Like other European countries, France is worried about the radicalization of some of these people who leave the country in order to participate in military operations in Iraq and Syria. There are fears that after returning from there they can be a danger to the internal security of Europe.

Note that earlier such incidents have occurred in France. So, in January, a court in Nice twice to lift the ban on work in relation to a Muslim who worked at the local airport. In March 2012, before the Paris Court appeared physicist Adlene Ishor. Scientist, who had dual citizenship – France and Algeria – was accused of collaborating with the Algerian wing “of al-Qaeda.” In May 2012, Ishor was sentenced to five years in prison.

In July of this year, French authorities reported that they were able to prevent a number of terrorist attacks that Islamic radicals planned to carry out in the country. It was reported that the target of attacks were to be, in particular, cultural landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre in Paris.