A German jihadi cheerfully extolling the virtues of slavery and beheading is an example of how difficult that task would be.
Their word alone. Nasr al-Ansi, a militant commander, made the claim in a video released this week.
France’s large and diverse Muslim population is increasingly assimilated – despite radicalization at the margins. But it must still navigate cultural echoes of France’s colonial past as well as its fierce embrace of secularism.
In a video message, a militant commander praised the gunmen who killed 12 people in Paris, including the editor of Charlie Hebdo. The latest issue of the satirical magazine went on sale in France Wednesday.
The threat of European jihadis returning home from fighting in the Middle East has been thrust back into the spotlight after last week's attacks in Paris. Your assumptions about who they are may be wrong.
Thousands of police will guard Jewish schools across France, while the military is also being deployed. Millions of people attended solidarity marches in France Sunday, including many world leaders.
Two brothers accused of killing 12 people on Wednesday are in phone contact with authorities in what has become a hostage situation. In another, possibly related incident, a gunman has taken a hostage in a kosher supermarket in Paris.
Two brothers, born in France to Algerian parents, are the subject of an intense manhunt focused on the Picardy region as France mourns the deaths of 12 people in Wednesday's assault on the offices of a satirical magazine.
A third suspect has turned himself in. Prime Minister Valls said several arrests had been made overnight in connection with the deadliest terror attack in France in a generation.