A rebel fighter carries an anti-tank weapon as he heads with his fellow fighters towards their positions in the Armenian Christian town of Kasab April 23, 2014. (REUTERS/Alaa Khweled)
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France wants to deter youths from fighting with Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from battle-hardened returnees.France believes it has more of its young people joining the Syria fighting than any other European nation.France plans to create an alert system for parents who fear that their children are at risk of taking up jihad.A criminologist, Alain Bauer, scoffed at the notion that France's 5 million Muslims -- the largest Muslim population in Western Europe -- might feel stigmatized by the measures, as they did when France passed laws banning head scarves in schools and face-covering veils in public places.Cazeneuve said France would pass a law permitting the confiscation of passports to stop people suspected of wanting to travel to Syria.Belgium, France's neighbor, has about 150 Belgians in Syria.A national prevention cell brings together police, experts and social workers in an outreach similar to France's proposals.
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