The Ministry of the Interior also indicates that around a hundred prosecutions related to hateful content on the Internet were initiated following messages relating to the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine attack.
The police carried out on Monday, October 19, forty “home visits” targeting the Islamist movement, in 12 different departments, three days after the attack in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday, October 16, franceinfo learned from the entourage of the Minister of the Interior. Thirty of these visits took place in the morning, giving rise to police custody. About ten more will follow by Monday evening and the ministry intends to carry out about twenty a day in the days to come.
These visits aim to “destabilize a growing and harmful ecosystem”, specifies Place Beauvau. They concern either people who rejoiced on social networks for the facts committed Friday, October 16, or associations, structures or mosques. It was the territorial intelligence services and the DGSI (Directorate General for Internal Security) which provided the information for these home visits. Each time, the judge of freedoms has given his consent to his visits, as required by the law strengthening internal security and the fight against terrorism, indicates the minister’s entourage.