France: Deradicalization of Jihadists a “Total Fiasco”

Mohamed Merah

The French government’s flagship program to deradicalize jihadists is a “total failure” and must be “completely reconceptualized,” according to the initial conclusions of a parliamentary fact-finding commission on deradicalization.

The preliminary report reveals that the government has nothing to show for the tens of millions of taxpayer euros it has spent over the past several years to combat Islamic radicalization in France, where 238 people have been killed in jihadist attacks since January 2015. The report implies that deradicalization, either in specialized centers or in prisons, does not work because most Islamic radicals do not want to be deradicalized.

  • canminuteman

    The only way to deradicalize jihadis is with a bullet.

  • Hard Little Machine

    De-Nazification didn’t un-Nazi-fy anyone. It drove it sufficiently far underground so as to be unacceptable.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Muzzies gonna be muzzies. Only one course of action to be taken.

    • A Hamilton Guy


      • Alain

        Yes, that also works.

  • J. C.
  • Miss Fortune

    Well, duh!

  • Exile1981

    230 grains of lead injected into the brain at about 1000 ft/sec is a very effective way to prevent radicals from killing or engaging in terrorism.

  • moraywatson

    There is only one way to ‘deradicalize’ a totalitarian supremacist. Start saying “No”. No quran, no prayer rug, no halal, no beard, no hijab, no mosque. No. No. No. No. No.

    • Alain


    • Alain

      Even better is No Islam at all. That covers all the bases.

  • felis gracilis

    It takes a society blinded by “progressivism” to imagine that de-radicalization could work. Our not-too-distant ancestors would be astounded by the stupidity.