The Radical Disease

Writing of European concern about further terrorist attacks from radical Islamists, Dalrymple says there is a “tendency to think of ‘radicalization’ as a kind of disease”, and now, in order to avoid the spread of the contagion, officials in France have built “five small, special penitentiaries for young radical Muslims found guilty of terror-related crimes”. But will the quarantining of these “patients” stop the spread or concentrate and intensify it?

Dalrymple at City Journal

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