Fighting Back Islam in FrancePost-WWII/Cold War Europe: France extends internal EU border checks over security fears (from Muslim settlers)…… By KGSaccess_time11 months agochat_bubble_outlineLeave a comment Cause and effect… France to extend internal EU border checks over security fears Photo: AFP France said Wednesday it has decided to extend border checks with countries in Europe’s Schengen passport-free zone until the end of October because of the persistent threat of terrorism. France introduced border controls after the Islamic State group attacks that killed 130 people in Paris on November 13, 2015 and has renewed them every six months since then amid new attacks. “Considering the number of recent and thwarted attacks, particularly the one in Trebes, that have hit French territory, the government has decided a new extension,” the French interior ministry said. Moroccan-born Frenchman Radouane Lakdim, during a rampage in Carcassonne and Trebes on March 23, killed four people before he was shot dead by police. A European Commission spokesman confirmed “we received notification from France this week” to extend controls for six months beyond the April 30 expiry date. Unlike temporary checks to curb migration in the Schengen zone, those linked to security do not require a formal green light from the Commission, the 28-nation EU executive. More here.