During a live interview on CNN Saturday evening, French Sen. Nathalie Goulet went after a group of Sunni fundamentalists who she contended remain in the country illegally.
Goulet's criticism of the Salafists came after CNN anchor Rick Berman asked her "what will change" after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris that left more than 120 people dead.
"I think we have a lot of imams who are basically hard Salafists and who are not allowed to stay in France anymore, and nobody kicks them out," Goulet said. "I think we have to apply the rules...you know, the state of law has to be respected."
The senator's response references removing radical clerics, specifically Salafists that should not have been allowed to stay in the country after actions taken by the government almost two years ago.
Immediately following the terrorist attacks in Paris Friday evening, French President Francois Hollande promised a "pitiless" attack on the perpetrators. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the series of terrorist attacks that rocked France's capital in a statement on Saturday.
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