>> Two years after 130 people died in coordinated terror attacks across Paris, and France is lifting it's state of emergency. But that doesn't mean the country is any less vigilant, France's Prime Minister says.>>
> We are perfectly aware that the threat level remains high. The events that took place yesterday in New York remind those who may have forgotten or could forget.
The threat level is high everywhere in the world. Our goal is to provide credible and firm answers, and to guarantee a high level of security for the French people.>> That guarantee is coming in the form of a new anti-terrorism law. Which gives police extended powers to search properties, conduct electronic eavesdropping, and shut mosques or other locations suspected of preaching hatred.
But critics fear the legislation undermines civil liberties. Human Rights Watch said last month that France has become so addicted to the state of emergency that it was injecting abusive measures into ordinary law. France's Independent Human Rights Watchdog said it had concerns that the rights of Muslims would be breached.
But those worries apparently having little resonance with the public. A poll conducted in early October suggested more than 80% of people support the bill.