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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday unveiled a program to establish regional centers across the country where locals will be “de-radicalized.” The centers will aim to prevent those identified as vulnerable to radical thinking from falling into the hands of the Muslim extremists.

Valls said the judicial authorities will be sending about half, if not more, of the clients for the new de-radicalization centers, primarily individuals “who cannot be put in prison.”

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The Prime Minister said the “phenomenon of radicalization had widely penetrated into society” and that “it has deeply damaged the Republican pact.”

According to The Local, some 1,600 young French are already enrolled in state-run de-radicalization programs, which the new budget will increase 3,600 individuals over the next two years. In early February, Le Figaro published a leaked government report showing there were 8,250 committed Muslim radicals living in France — a number which had doubled since the previous year. Around 70% of the suspected Islamist radicals are male and 80% of the cases are considered “serious.” According to Le Figaro, there has been a significant rise in the number of women and teenagers who became radicalized.

In January, France announced the establishment of “de-radicalization” prison wings, where prisoners who have been convicted of terrorism are kept in isolated cells, unable to communicate with and influence fellow inmates.

The new rehab program has encountered the familiar NIMBY problem, as the opening of the first de-radicalization center, in Beaumont-en-Véron in central France, has provoke angry opposition from local residents who feared they could become the next terror targets.

“Yesterday it was Paris, tomorrow perhaps it could be us. Obviously we are scared,” one local resident told reporters.

The government established a “green number” in 2014, which French citizens can call to alert the authorities about their neighbors who have become radicalized. The green number has been a success and the Prime Minister plans to invest in more Jihadist threat hotlines.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. De-radicalization is a joke. Hate, kill Jews & all Infidels are embedded in their brains since childhood! It's in their Quaran. They know who & what they are….exactly like we know we are Jews regardless of any discrimination or obstacles. We never lose our Faith and neither will they. Let France go broke feeding & attempting to de-radicalize! Once "re-radicalized" , released from prison, what does France think they will do? Be good boys and play poker on Saturday night?

  2. i dont beleive that at all about that what they plan they have had enough games playing on people a muslim i saw on tv tore up the israeli flag and covered it under a arab flag and they didnt do a thing abou it or charge her with this acts french didnt even take her to jail for it and telling france that israel is behind the terrorist attacks she said that and others did too so france needs to be cut off from everywhere i can think of US citizens should not visit france or paris because of them against jews and the french have no compassion i dont beleive thier stories anyway all lies and stuff nah i wouldnt think of going to france., americans need to get out of france and spain and everywhere else all these islamic sharia laws are in there now and are taking control of the country

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