A very French idea to fight terrorism: Allow high-schoolers to smoke

The terror threat in France is real. Just months after militants affiliated with the Islamic State wreaked carnage in the heart of Paris, French authorities claimed to have arrested five people linked to the jihadist group. The suspects had reportedly bought bus tickets to journey to Syria and also had plans to attack a series of nightclubs in the city of Lyon.

There are widespread concerns about radical elements infiltrating France’s borders as well as the radicalization of France’s own Muslim youth, some of whom chafe against a society where they feel marginalized and alienated.