Are French prisons ‘finishing schools’ for terrorism?

A goldfish was being looked after by the warders when I visited the prison at Osny, just outside Paris, last month. It swam around a small bowl in the administrative office. “It was confiscated from one of the cells,” said the warder, glancing up from her desk. “A lot of things get into prison that shouldn’t.”

“No pets allowed at Osny, then?”

She smiled. “Only rats.”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Too many Western prisons are starting schools for terrorism.

  • canminuteman

    Probably, since prisons have been finishing schools for criminals since the beginning of time. WHy would this be any different.

  • moraywatson

    The problem is muslims who follow the quran. The solution is ex-muslims, who don’t.

  • Dana Garcia

    Prisons in the US are certainly productive recruitment grounds for jihadist imams. As “religious” persons, they are welcomed, just as if they were Lutherans or something useful.

    The Oklahoma beheader was a prison convert.

    http://www.limitstogrowth.org/articles/2014/09/26/oklahoma-muslim-convert-beheads-coworker/

  • simus1

    There is a simple way of keeping track of how effectively a country’s correctional system is working when it comes to convicted terrorist convicts. If there are a steady series of assassination attempts on its officials, at every level, with many threats originating from within the “muslim community”, then it is working very well.

  • Millie_Woods

    Women working in men’s prisons is one of the stupider ideas of the leftist technocrats.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Not least because too many of these women workers fall head over heels for inmates.