The French Mayor says he is proposing more controls on certain Islamist groups

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French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire speaks at a press conference to present details of the new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), announced the day before by the president, in Paris, France, on October 15, 2020. Ludovic Marin / Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on Sunday that he would propose tighter controls on the financial flows of certain Islamist associations, after the beheading of a teacher by a suspected Islamist aggressor.

“There is a funding problem for a number of Islamist associations on which I think we can and must do better,” he told France 3 Television.

Report by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Kirsten Donovan

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