France Tries Combatting Terrorism. By Opening 'De-Radicalization' Schools?!
Since allowing a crap ton of Muslim immigrants into their country, France has had a bit of a terrorist problem. We call that a direct correlation. Others might call it racist. But Islam isn't a race, stop it. Your virtue signaling will not stop the terrorism in France (see FRANCE: Man Yells ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Stabs Rabbi. Police Insist NOT Terrorism… and Cannes, France Enforces Burkini Ban. Liberals Rage…). The latest brilliant plan to ensure potential terrorists are de-radicalized? Sending them to school, or "centers," if they don't want to have a terroristy affliction anymore. Basically, making terrorism sound like a drug addiction.
Oh, and it's all voluntary...
France plans on building 12 of these centers, which can only accommodate up to 25 people at one time. French officials told The Washington Post that the centers were for potential terrorists “looking for way out” and that the government could not order citizens to take part.
Basically, if you make the decision on your own that you don't want to kill in the name if Islam anymore, there's a place for you.
The 10 month curriculum...
...at each center will focus on emphasizing French identity and instilling a sense of nationalism among the voluntary attendees. Classes will include courses on French history, religious identities in France, philosophy, leaving ample time for athletics...
OH, COME ON!
France has 10,000 active suspects on its highest threat-level terror watch list and less than 5,000 federal agents to surveil them, chairman of the French Center for the Analysis of Terrorism told The New York Times in late June, 2016. Worse, French anti-terror agents can only surveil 250 of the 10,000 suspects at any one time. Twenty-four-hour surveillance requires twenty agents per suspect. All 10,000 people on the suspect list are considered radicalized by French security services.
So that's the plan, send terrorists to school and teach them not to be terrorists. Except that's not precisely right either. The hope, the HOPE, is for the terrorists to wake up one day, and before dropping to the East-facing prayer mat, they have an epiphany: "Hey, maybe I should seek help rather than blowing people up. If only there was a place where I could de-radicalize myself, while enjoying brie and learning the fine history of France."
And then France comes in and says "VOILA! A Centre for De-radicalization, Ahmed!"
Incidentally, what kind of motivational posters are hanging on the walls in these centers? Any guesses? I have just one, but I'd love to hear yours. "The Bomb: An oft cited, mostly American expression, when something is explosively awesome. A figure of speech. Not something to strap on your chest in hopes of going boom." Which inspires a similar motivational poster for "Boom" come to think of it...
Of course this gif was coming.
What's odd here is that when people suggest adopting a similar policy, that of educating immigrants about the country and culture of which they should be assimilating into, they're called "xenophobic" and on the wrong side of history. But when you make such places voluntary with the hopes of wining and cheesing the terrorism out of Muslims, it's called "progress"?
I'm not sure that's the word I'd use.
Here's an idea for France: stop allowing massive migration from Islamic countries. Since you've clearly identified ISLAM is the problem here. Didn't think you'd notice we'd notice, did you? Joke's on you guys. So yes, first step is identifying the problem. Second step is to address it. I know you're attempting it here, but maybe you could be less pansy-ish about it, oui?
And you "moderate" Muslims could help out as well. Just saying...