It will take more than boot camps to tackle terrorism

French government officials have announced that France’s first official de-radicalisation boot camp will open at the end of September. Officially known as the Centre for Prevention, Integration and Citizenship, it will be the first of 12 regional de-radicalisation centres, and is to be housed in the 18th-century château de Pontourny in central France. Catering for 25 radicalised young people aged between 18 and 30, the centre will attempt to stop them from being enticed into joining a jihadist group and being groomed to undertake a terrorist attack.

  • Brett_McS

    If only Monty Python were around to do a send-up of this … along with exécrable French accents.

    • Slickfoot The Deplorable

      I’m visualizing John Cleese with his nose in the air holding forth in an execrable French accent.

  • Hard Little Machine


    Take a bunch of crazy violent foreigners
    Put them in a camp together where they can discuss their crazy violent plans
    Get them to share networking
    Set them free

    fucking awesome.

  • Exile1981

    it only works if the camp is like the roach motel… they check-in but never check-out.

  • Alain

    Naturally banning Islam never comes to mind.

  • Jim Horne

    How to Stop Islamic Terrorists . . . it worked once in our History . . .

    Once in US history an episode of Islamic terrorism was very quickly stopped. It happened in the Philippines about 1911, when Gen. John J. Pershing was in command of the garrison. There had been numerous Islamic terrorist attacks, so “Black Jack” told his boys to catch the perps and teach them a lesson.

    Forced to dig their own graves, the terrorists were all tied to posts, execution style. The US soldiers then brought in pigs and slaughtered them, rubbing their bullets in the blood and fat. Thus, the terrorists were terrorized; they saw that they would be contaminated with hogs’ blood. This would mean that they could not enter Heaven, even if they died as terrorist martyrs.

    All but one was shot, their bodies dumped into the grave, and the hog guts dumped atop the bodies. The lone survivor was allowed to escape back to the terrorist camp and tell his brethren what happened to the others. This brought a stop to terrorism in the Philippines for the next 50 years.

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    • Linda1000

      Sounds like a “helleva good plan” to me. Just like that dip for nachos.

  • Del Evans

    Not enough prisons?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Hollande government is grasping at straws.

    • bob e

      more like lace hankies ..

  • bob e

    why don’t they enlist the French Foreign Legion to run the boot camps ..

  • Maggat

    The diploma will be printed on a white handkerchief.