France fails to persuade radical Islamist to moderate
France’s attempts to deradicalize jihadis have been a complete failure, a parliamentary report reveals.It takes more than therapy to cure Islamic religious bigotry. It is a faith-based problem and the bigotry has been ingrained since their early development. In short, they think they would go to hell if they changed their views.
The country moved to open 12 deradicalization facilities last fall where jihadis could go through a year-long personalized program. The centers, along with a number of other measures, have now been deemed a “total fiasco.”
“It’s a total fiasco. Everything requires a total rethink,” conservative senator Philippe Bas said Thursday. “Everything must be started from scratch.”
The facilities were meant to help individuals who are “looking for a way out” by offering group activities and workshops on religion and the French Republic. The only center currently up and running costs more than $2.6 million per year without having a single tenant. (RELATED: France Launches Rehab Facility For Jihadis)