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.

  • The Butterfly

    So when do we get that relentless war we were promised?

    • On the French?

      • Xavier

        The French can surrender faster than you can fight.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It would be like Yeshiva.

  • Edubeat

    Cough! Hack! better yet get all the terrorists to smoke Gitanes and they’ll be wiped out by emphyzema or lung cancer!

  • Dana Garcia

    There could be a special jihad blend with fast-acting nicotine that would cause cancer in a few months.

  • Alain

    So now it is the anti-smoking fascists against the Muslim fascists. This is a new one. We have had the homosexual fascists against the Muslim fascists and the femi-fascists against the Muslim fascists, and the Muslim fascists always come out on top, both figuratively and literally.