France to Open Specialist Support Centers for Victims of Islamic Terror Attacks

An armed French soldier patrols in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

The French government is to open specialist support centers for the victims of the various Islamic terror attacks which have rocked the country in recent years.

In a sign of the massive amount of damage done to France by the attacks, Juliette Méadel, a French junior minister, said that the “resilience” support centers would provide psychological help for those who had been affected in any way, including those who witnessed or were caught up in an incident.

The minister said the centers would be run by “qualified” volunteers including doctors, psychologists and child psychiatrists.

More than 230 people have been murdered by jihadists on French soil since January 2015, starting with the attack that month on the offices of the weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. On that occasion, two gunmen killed 12 people and injured 11 others.

  • The Butterfly

    That’s the strongest thing I’ve ever heard. Must be all the diversity.

  • tom_billesley

    It sounds like France expects the need for such services to continue indefinitely.
    Is this prompted by the statement by prime minister Manuel Valls that the France must “learn to live with terrorism” ?

    • It is the cost of Islam. Soldiers in the streets says everything about the religion of peace and its relations with French civil society.

    • Watchman

      The people employed will never want this to end, because they would be out of a job and probably their career. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair

      We’ve seen from Social Workers that there is never a need for fewer social workers, always a need for more as more problems and more subtle problems are discovered and uncovered by these people. Where have we seen these social workers declare the people they were caring for cured, and they would be resigning to work as baristas or counter staff in the fast food industry?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What’s that equation between an ounce of prevention and a pound of cure?

    • The Butterfly

      I’d tell you but the answer is racist.

    • Editor

      Yes. Although it does feel a bit like a “close the barn door after the horse has bolted” measure, it’s at least an admission of sorts of the damage done to France and its citizens by islam.

  • The best psychological help one can offer is stopping the g-d- terrorism.