PARIS (AP) — French authorities have received 9,000 tips related to Islamic extremism through a dedicated hotline and a website, President Francois Hollande said Thursday.
French officials believe some 600 Muslims have left the country for Syria and Iraq, but the president’s comments about thousands of tips offer a hint of the scale of the concern over religious radicalism in France. Hollande was quick to note that not all the tips were linked to genuine dangers, but said it was a sign that France needed a program to fight extremism.
“We should create de-radicalization centers,” he said.
De-radicalization centres? Oh yea that’ll work. Much like prison does.