Confronting France’s Jihadism: Prof Granville new article on Project Syndicate

Professor Brigitte GranvilleCGRDirector- has written a new article in Project Syndicate. In the article Prof Granville “examines what Fawaz Gerges, Noëlle Lenoir, Bernard-Henri Lévy, and other Project Syndicate commentators think is driving repeated terrorist attacks, and what should be done to stop them.” In “Confronting France’s Jihadism” Prof Granville rounds these analyses and provides additional comment on the underlying causes behind the recent spate of terrorist attacks that have blighted France.


“The official French response to repeated terrorist attacks in recent years continues to focus myopically on symbolic measures, embodied in a broadening sartorial crackdown on devout Muslim women. But France doesn’t need fewer burkinis; it needs more jobs and better domestic intelligence.

France has become accustomed to terrorist outrages in the name of Islam, be it the murderous attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in January 2015 or this summer’s mass slaughter by a “jihadi” driving a truck through the Bastille Day festivities along Nice’s Promenade des Anglais. The question for France – and for Project Syndicate commentators – is what explains these assaults and what can end them.”


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