Tuesday, June 03, 2014

What Are Prisons For If They Serve to Radicalize Muslim Prisoners and Make Them Killers?

The man who gunned down four people in Brussels last Saturday (he did this one day after Elliot Rodger shot three people to death in Santa Barbara) seems to have been identified.

Like Mohamed Merah before him, the suspect Mehdi Nemmouche traveled to Syria to fight the Jihad and when he returned to France, where he became a radicalized Muslim while spending time in a "terrorism-creating" prison.

Indeed, Farhad Khosrokhavar, the author of L’Islam en prison, told Stéphanie Le Bars that "Nemmouch will not be the last case" we see of prison radicals opening fire on civilians in the street, leading Plantu to draw a Le Monde cartoon telling "France" that "your flag is scramming" to Syria.