Freed French hostages could have been ‘Islamised’ during captivity
Astonishing suggestion that freed French hostages could have been ‘Islamised’ like Homeland character emerge during interview with
far-rightÂ Â Marine Le Pen,Â Â leader of the National Front.
Back on home soil: French President Francois Hollande centre) with the freed hostages (from r to l) Daniel Larribe, Pierre Legrand, Thierry Dol and Marc. The four released by Al-Qaeda may have been ‘Islamized’ like the anti-hero in the TV series Homeland, it was suggested today
The four men, who were held in Niger four more than three years, looked uncomfortably Islamic when they got back to France on Wednesday.
Pierre Legrand, 28, Thierry Dol, 32, Daniel Larribe, 62, and Marc Feret, 46 were all captured in September 2010 during raids on a uranium mine near Arlit, northern Niger, where they were working for nuclear giant Areva.
Ms Le Pen said she was ‘uneasy’ about the look the four men who were photographed arriving back on France soil.
Asked on French radio to explain exactly what she meant, Ms Le Pen said: ‘You understand perfectly well what I’m saying, because I think many French people felt the same way.