Radicalization

Teenage girls charged over terror plot on Paris concert venue

The Bataclan Cafe in Paris was attacked in November, 2015. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

Two French teenagers have been charged with planning to attack a concert venue in Paris, France 24 reports. The girls allegedly exchanged Facebook messages in which they plotted an assault similar to the devastating terror attack perpetrated in November, which killed 130 people. The November attack targeted Paris’ Bataclan concert hall, along with bars, restaurants, and a football stadium in the city. The teenagers were apprehended last Wednesday and appeared before a criminal court judge on Friday, charged with criminal conspiracy in connection with a terrorist undertaking. Prosecutors said that the girls’ plans were still in an early phase, and “neither weapons, nor explosive substances have been discovered.”

The radicalization of young girls has become a problem of note for the country. Out of 81 minors who are known to have fled to the Middle East to join jihadist groups, 51 are female. According to the French ministry, 867 adolescents of both genders have been flagged due to radical inclinations.

Read the full story at France 24.

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