A Sharia court in Raqqa, Syria
Prime Minister Manuel Valls believes in free psychological care for those Frenchmen and women who go to Syria or Iraq, and return “home” to France, Ouest-France, a local paper, reports:
According to the Prime Minister, a re-integration program, on a volunteer basis, for young persons “back from conflict zones” and who are not the object of legal prosecution, should be made available.
“For a year, thanks to our initiatives, almost 1,900 cases have been received; a quarter of them involve minors, and – a fact often forgotten – more than 40% are young women,” declared Valls.
Valls spoke at the International Meeting of Anti-terror Magistrates, held in Paris this week.
“These young individuals who have been detected should be monitored by caseworkers. We should also learn to better detect the warning signs of such ruptures. As part of our plan to fight radicalization, 2,500 functionaries from various ministries throughout all of French territory have already been trained,” he recalled.
“Through individualized care, psychological monitoring and increased surveillance, these young persons should get back their full place in our society,” he added, being careful to point out that such a program had been proposed by the Interior Minister.