French officials have closed two Paris region nursery schools with
alleged Islamic fundamentalist tendencies, the Interior Minister
"Le Jardin des Enfants" and "La Tribune des Enfants" in the Hauts-de-
Seine region west of the capital were shut last week after officials
were alerted to their suspected ties to radical Islam and
Announcing the closures, Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy described
the schools as "illegal schooling establishments under Salafist
Salafists promote a strict interpretation of Islam. Sarkozy was
speaking Wednesday in parliament.
He said 101 people have been detained, and that 42 remain in prison,
this year in France´s battle against Islamic terrorism.