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France Minister: Terror Threat Not Typical

A letter from a previously unknown Islamic group threatening attacks for France’s ban on Muslim headscarves does not resemble typical extremist correspondence, the interior minister said Wednesday. Nonetheless, authorities are taking the previously unknown group seriously, Nicholas Sarkozy said. The letter, sent to two Paris newspapers Tuesday, said the ban on Islamic headscarves in public schools made France an enemy of Islam. The ban became law Wednesday, though it will not be enforced until next school year. The group identified itself as “Servants of Allah the Powerful and Wise” and addressed the note to Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. It threatened France and its overseas interests and urged Muslims to avoid crowded places. Full Story

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