“Athens (AFP) – Two men who French police are seeking to identify in connection with the Paris attacks registered as migrants with Greek authorities earlier this year, the Greek police confirmed on Saturday.
French authorities had asked their Greek counterparts to check a passport and fingerprints of one man who died in the attacks and the fingerprints of another.
Both were thought to have registered in Greece, the main entry point into Europe for Syrian refugees.
At least one Syrian passport was found at the scene of the Stade de France attack.
The Greek minister for citizen protection, Nikos Toskas, said in a statement that one of the men had been registered on the Greek island of Leros in October.
“We confirm that the (Syrian) passport holder came through the Greek island of Leros on October 3 where he was registered under EU rules,” said a statement issued by Toskas. …”
After the Charlie Hebdo attacks across the street in January, President Hollande led a “unity march” of 3 million people who rallied against “extremism.” Marine Le Pen, the leader of the Front National, was excluded from the unity march. Just a few weeks ago, she was put on trial for “inciting hatred” against Muslims.
Le Pen has made news by pointing out this is the sixth Muslim terrorist attack on France this year. We have a little over a year to go until the next French presidential election.