This story is hard to believe, but when you consider Europe's losing fight against terrorism, it doesn't seem as far-fetched.
A man who was previously on France's terror watch list for being a well-known Islamist in 2012 has been allowed to become a police officer. The Daily Caller reports that the man was reportedly unaware that was under surveillance when he applied to join the armed forces and after being rejected opted to join the police force.
Despite being on the watch list, he was recruited to be an Adjoint de Securité, which involves patrolling the streets. Details on the man were sent to the interior minister, who supervises the police.
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On September 22 he was allowed to complete his training and become a fully qualified police officer. He has since been removed from the watch list.
The country's new anti-terror laws will come into effect on November 1, and will result in strict background checks on anyone recruited into the police and other forces.
As The Local reports, last year, a leaked memo revealed a growing concern about radicalization in the police force with commanding officers concerned about the behavior of 17 junior officers, four of which were converts to Islam.
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