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France ‘must change its approach’ to deradicalising Islamists - Farhad Khosrokhavar

After a parliamentary report this week said that French deradicalisation efforts were failing to produce results, Sociologist Farhad Khosrokhavar spoke to FRANCE 24 about what the country can do to improve its track record. A French Senate committee released a damning report on the government’s deradicalisation programme on Wednesday, saying the measures put into place so far have done little, and in some cases nothing, to tackle threats posed by radicalisation. The long-awaited report came down particularly hard on France’s first deradicalisation centre, calling it an outright “fiasco”. The centre in Pontourny in the Loire Valley opened in September last year, aiming to “deprogramme” young adults between 18 and 30 who are considered to be on the path towards Islamist radicalisation. “Six months after it opened, this deradicalisation centre has failed to show conclusive results,” the authors of the report wrote, noting that Pontourny has only hosted nine would-be jihadists so far and…

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"First, they came for the Iranians"

by Suzanne Maloney
Iranians were not the only target of President Donald Trump’s executive order Friday banning entry to the United States, nor did they appear to be its primary focus. Citizens of six other predominantly Muslim countries were caught up in the sudden move to slam shut the doors of this country to individuals not on the basis of anything they had done, but simply because of where they happened to be born.

Among those were groups that deservedly draw tremendous sympathy from some corners of the American political establishment and much of the broader public, such as Iraqi interpreters who risked everything to assist American soldiers there and Syrian refugees who have suffered untold horrors and typically waited more than two years to join the meager ranks of those resettled here in America.
In many cases, it was Iranians who provided the human faces of shock and distress at airports around America last weekend. Despite the long rupture in diplomatic relation…

Amélie CHELLY : Le Djihad au féminin, Causeur, Février 2017