The French government has announced that “it would seal off extremists within prisons and open new centres to reintegrate returning extremists into society as part of a plan to halt the spread of radical Islam.”
France is lost and fumbling. While the government vows to “seal off extremists within prisons and schools,” French children are being taught that migration is a “human right” and “we are all Africans.” In addition, France has admitted in past that its “deradicalization” programs for jihadis have been a failure.
France is desperately trying to show its increasingly disgruntled public that it is doing something to curb its Islamic jihad problem in the face of its irresponsible immigration policy.
“France clamps down on radical Islam in prisons, schools,” AFP, February 23, 2018:
The French government said Friday (Feb 23) said it would seal off extremists within prisons and open new centres to reintegrate returning extremists into society as part of a plan to halt the spread of radical Islam.
France is experimenting with various ways of ending the drift towards extremism of young people growing up on the margins of society, in predominantly immigrant suburbs where organisations like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group or Al-Qaeda recruit.
The plan unveiled Friday is the third in four years and aims to draw lessons from past failures, after three years marked by a series of attacks that left over 240 people dead.
“No one has a magic formula for ‘deradicalisation’ as if you might de-install dangerous software,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in the northern city of Lille where he presented his strategy, flanked by a dozen ministers.
“But in France and elsewhere there are good approaches to prevention and disengagement.”…
To prevent extremism spreading further, Philippe said he would create 1,500 places in separate prison wings “especially for radicalised inmates”.
He also announced plans for three new centres that will attempt to reintegrate radicals referred by French courts, including extremists returning from fallen ISIS strongholds in the Middle East.
A first de-radicalisation trial ended in failure last July, with a centre in western France that operated on a voluntary basis shutting after less than a year with no improvements to show.
Other measures announced by Philippe include:
– Investments in psychological care for returning children of extremists. So far 68 children have been repatriated, most of them under 13.
– Tighter controls on private Islamic schools which have grown rapidly in number in recent years.
– More training for teachers to help them detect early signs of radicalisation and to debunk conspiracy theories…..