In September 2016, an institute was opened in central France was opened to combat Islamic extremism. The school was built to hold approximately 25 Muslim immigrants who would be held in a boarding school-esque fashion, instructing them about the ethical reprehensibility of jihadism. It was called the “Pontourny Centre,” and all participants were there of their own free will and were not forced to remain for any particular duration.

The institute’s inauguration invited a sizeable amount of protest from the French populace, whose concerns were primarily centered around the fear that an institutionalized system of preventing anti-Islamic violence would simply provoke extremist tendencies rather than counter them. The actual center, however, boasts some rather attractive luxuries for incoming Muslim immigrants who choose to brave the ten-month program. A gym, classrooms, and meals are offered to initiates, and internships are offered at nearby companies.

“Pontourny Centre,” an institute dedicated to “de-radicalizing” Muslim immigrants in France, 2016-2017.

Disturbingly, hundreds of individuals in France are recorded to have been radicalized and have left the French motherland to promote jihad in the Middle East, and according to one source, “authorities [are] increasingly concerned about those who have returned home [to France].”

Oddly enough, despite the project’s goal to establish twelve more centers similar to this one to combat Islamic extremism, there were not enough Muslim immigrants willing to enroll in the voluntary program, and the deradicalization center was forced to close less than a year after it was opened. This turn of events says a lot about the mindset of the current foreign Muslim population in France, and forces observers to admit one of two things:

  1. Muslims largely do not have jihadal tendencies easily assimilate to the surrounding French culture soon after their migration, nullifying any need for a deradicalization program; or,
  2. Muslims do have jihadal tendencies refuse to assimilate to the surrounding French culture and instead prefer to remain in their radical Islamic framework.

Either of the two possibilities above can explain why the incoming Islamic population in France has deemed it unnecessary for themselves to opt for a deradicalization program. However, considering that Marseille, a French city that boasts a whopping 40% Muslim population, has earned the title of “the most dangerous city in Europe,” the first possibility seems preposterously unlikely. On the other hand, Pakistani Muslims are notorious for ridiculously high statistics concerning pedophilia (90% of street children are sexually abused), incest (70% are the product of incest), and domestic violence (70%+ of women are sexually abused by their spouse), begging the question of Islam’s ethical considerations.

On the other hand, Breitbart News has famously discredited the myth of the radical Muslim minority, a new, widely-covered poll shows that a full 16% of French people have positive attitudes toward ISIS. This includes 27% of French between the ages of 18-24. Anne-Elizabeth Moutet of Newsweek wrote, “This is the ideology of young French Muslims from immigrant backgrounds…these are the same people who torch synagogues.” Additionally, in 2006, a poll for the Sunday Telegraph found that 40% of British Muslims wanted shariah law in the United Kingdom, and that 20% backed the 7/7 bombers. Deradicalization is necessary for these immigrating individuals to properly assimilate into their new European frameworks. If assimilation is not achieved, then Europe’s downfall is imminent, as indigenous European peoples will devolve into nothing more than a festering cesspool of third-world Islamic infiltration. And when that happens, any insistence on Muslim deradicalization will be a proposition punishable by death.