In October 732 AD, Charles Martel led France in the Battle of Tours to kick the Muslims out of France.
Now, 1,283 years later, France is rising as a nation of Charles Martel. Last month, France accepted only 200 of the Syrian "refugees" -- Muslim invaders who have no intention of assimilation. This month, France is zeroing that out as it coses its borders, ostensibly for a Global Warming Convention, in which Barack Obama and the rest of the socialists pay homage to this quack theory.
PARIS (AP) — France will reinstate controls on its borders — normally open to other countries in Europe's free-travel zone — for the period around a major U.N. climate conference in Paris, the interior minister said Friday.
Authorities are on alert for violent protesters as well as potential terror attacks around the Nov. 30-Dec. 11 conference. Some 80 heads of state including President Barack Obama, and tens of thousands of other people, are expected in Paris for the conference opening.
Bernard Cazeneuve said on BFM television Friday that the controls will be in place for a month "in the context of terrorist threats that could come and stain this large international gathering that is carrying a grand message for humanity."
Europe's so-called Schengen zone of countries with open borders allows for occasional reintroduction of internal border checks, which some countries have done amid this year's migrant crisis.
France submitted a note to European Union authorities last month announcing border checks at all airports with international flights and at 131 land crossings with Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Luxembourg, according to an EU document. The French note cites Schengen rules allowing controls "when there is a serious threat to public policy."
France is still reeling from deadly attacks by Islamic extremists in January on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery. Since then, the country has seen several other smaller attacks or attempts, including when a heavily armed Islamic radical was prevented by young American passengers from attacking a high-speed train in August. France is also bombing Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq as part of a U.S.-led coalition, and has troops fighting extremists in Africa.Good for France.