Under the new law, training in camps abroad, advocating terrorism on the Internet, and recruiting or organizing recruitment abroad will be considered as terrorist activities.
The government, which has a majority in both chambers of the Parliament, wants the law to be voted on before the end of the year, government spokeswoman Najat Vallaud-Belkacem told reporters today in Paris after the weekly Cabinet meeting.
The initiative comes seven months after a self-proclaimed jihadist murdered seven people, including three Jewish children, over a nine-day shooting spree in southwestern France.
Mohamed Merah, 23, who traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan for training, was killed by police in a shoot-out in Toulouse. The government subsequently increased control over Muslim clerics and has sought to ban hard-line clerics from entering the country.
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