‘Radicalisation test’ suggestion sparks Twitter outrage in France

‘Radicalisation test’ suggestion sparks Twitter outrage in France


A high school ‘radicalisation detection test’ is the latest proposal to fight terrorism from one French official – with the suggestion causing outrage online, but also spawning a large amount of ridicule.
Geoffroy Didier, vice president of the council of the Paris region and member of the Republican party, first announced the suggestion on France 1, before using his Facebook page to expand on the idea.

“I offer to detect radicalisation of young people as early as possible to stop this process, and to be able to protect the teenager, the family and society. In particular, I suggest creating a ‘radicalisation test’ for any youth enrolled in a college or high school whose behavior has been identified as a concern by the educational community.”
The test would be in the form of an interview between the student and a psychologist to estimate the ‘radicalisation risk’, and would include questions “to confirm or contradict the existence of an Islamic radicalization process,” Didier added in his Facebook message.
After the French official’s comments emerged online, hundreds of users took to Twitter, mainly to express their outrage over the suggestion, and mostly with a liberal sprinkling of humor. -RT


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