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France Smashes Neo-Nazi Cell over Plot to Attack Places of Worship


French police smashed a neo-Nazi cell accused of plotting attacks on Jewish or Muslim places of worship, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Five members of the group, who were “close in ideology to the neo-Nazi movement” were charged between September and May over the alleged plot, which was still “ill-defined,” a source close to the investigation said.

A poll released in March showed that 90% of French Jewish students said they had experienced anti-Semitism on campus.

Though French President Emmanuel Macron has emphasized that the increased anti-Semitism is “unacceptable,” French officials have been reluctant to take action.

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