France Publishes ‘How To Spot a Jihadist’ Citizen’s Guide

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    France Publishes ‘How To Spot a Jihadist’ Citizen’s Guide
    The French government releases new anti-jihadist literature Wednesday as part of a broader counterterrorism response to the Paris attacks.

    How do you spot a radical jihadist?

    According to the French government, several signs should alert people that “a process of radicalization is underway.” “They” (meaning radicalized individuals):
    mistrust old friends, whom they now consider ‘impure’… abruptly change their eating habits … no longer watch television or go to the movies because [these may show] images that are forbidden to them … change their attire, especially women, with clothes that conceal the body … [and] stop listening to music because it distracts them from their ‘mission.’

    These individuals, the French government states in new anti-jihadist literature published Wednesday, also “withdraw into themselves, displaying antisocial behavior, rejecting every form of authority, or life in community.” Not unlike a Symptom Checker post on WebMD, the guidance contains a caveat: “The identification of one or more of these signs does not necessarily indicate radicalization.” So how exactly is someone in France supposed to tell the difference between ‘us’ and ‘them’?
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    That question has been on the minds of many since the deadly attacks earlier this month on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. Now, almost three weeks after the biggest unity march in France’s history, the French government has launched a campaign called “Stop-djihadisme” to prevent the sort of Islamist radicalization that resulted in the death of 17 people in Paris. Using the hashtag #StopDjihadisme on social media, the campaign represents a sharp shift in official rhetoric—from a message of solidarity and shared identity (embodied in the hashtag#JeSuisCharlie) to one of steady vigilance and action.

    The campaign, a kind of French take on the Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” initiative, includes a Stop-djihadisme website with information on how to “decrypt” Islamist recruitment strategies on the Internet and a video that attempts to dissuade would-be jihadists from joining extremist groups like ISIS:

    They tell you: ‘Sacrifice yourself at our sides, you will defend a just cause.’ In reality, you will discover hell on earth, and you will die alone, far from home. They tell you: ‘Come found a family with one of our heroes.’ In reality, you will kidnap your children into war and terror. They tell you: ‘Join us and come to the aid of Syrian children.’ In reality, you will be complicit in the massacre of civilians. … The indoctrination speech of Jihadists makes new victims every day.

    A French official reached through the French Embassy in Washington, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the campaign is part of a raft of new counterterrorism measures that the government is taking following the Paris attacks, including hundreds of hires by domestic-intelligence services and increased security at mosques and synagogues. Combined, these measures will cost at least €700 million over the next three years. The official added that the French Parliament recently passed a law to block websites that promote terrorism and terrorism-related content on search engines. The Stop-djihadisme site “is aimed at combatting the dissemination of terrorist messages by showing the individuals who express an interest in jihadist propaganda the cruel and heinous reality about the terrorist groups that are behind it,” the official said.

    Loïc Garnier, head of the French government’s anti-terrorism unit (known as UCLAT), says in a videoon the Stop-djihadisme website that France currently faces “a double danger” from radical Islam: first, French interests abroad are threatened, and second, “a certain number of jihadists—not all, far from it”—may commit acts of violence at home, once they have been radicalized “from the outside.”

    Groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS certainly leverage online social networks to transmit propaganda, rally sympathizers, and recruit fighters to places like Yemen and Syria. But it’s worth noting that those responsible for the recent attacks in Paris appear to have been radicalized primarily in French prisons, where a #StopDjihadisme hashtag is of little use. Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman at the kosher supermarket, told French police as early as 2010—when he was convicted for attempting to help a plotter of the 1995 Paris subway bombings escape from jail—that he knew terrorists while incarcerated. In fact, Coulibaly met one of the brothers who staged the attack on Charlie Hebdo, Chérif Kouachi, in prison; Kouachi was being held for a botched effort to join insurgent forces in the Iraq War. Kouachi’s “prison stint hardened him even further,” The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. “Lawyers involved in the case watched the transformation from amateur jihadist to a glowering man who once resisted three days of police efforts to question him.”

    France, like the United States before it, has responded to the trauma of terrorism by ratcheting up domestic surveillance. The online counterterrorism initiative in particular is a means of recruiting citizens in the struggle to detect and contain radicalized Islamists. The significance of the campaign is clear: If #JeSuisCharlie was a way of encouraging the French people to rally behind a common cause, #StopDjihadisme is a way of persuading them to target a common enemy.

    France Publishes 'How To Spot a Jihadist' Citizen's Guide - Defense One
     
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    This seems to be open discrimination much like racial profiling done in airports etc....
     
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    Need of the hour and they asked for it.
    if the majority shout out against the minority fanatics..fanatism will stop dead on the spot! aint it?
     
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    How to spot a Jihadist ?? Its easy. Just follow this French Government chart.

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    They stop listening to music

    Potential jihadists will stop listening to music because they think it will distract them from the “mission”, the government says. Most new dads are also forced to unplug the music system, not because it distracts from any parental “mission”, but because “you’ll wake the bloody baby! Again!”.

    Stop watching TV and quit going to the cinema


    Radicalized young men and women will turn off the TV and stop going to the cinema, the French government points out because they will don't want to risk coming across “forbidden images”. First-time parents on the other hand will stop watching TV or going to the cinema because they just can’t stay awake past 9pm.

    They dramatically change their eating habits

    Those potentially heading for jihad will change what and when they eat, the government says, which is exactly what happens when you have a baby. No more eating out, no more eating together, no more eating at the table, just lots of take away pizzas and leftover pureed vegetables for mum and dad.

    Stop all sport


    Extremists are likely to give up all sporting activity as they don’t like the fact men and women are often mixed, French authorities say. Over in new-baby world, a similar change in habits takes place with mums stopping exercise because they feel like they've been hit by a bus and dads because they've finally got an excuse to order take pizzas and get fat. And where do you get he time anyway!?

    Change the way they dress

    Those who have heard the call to jihad will also change the way they dress, the French government says, notably women who are likely to wear clothes to hide their figure. That’s remarkably similar to Parisian mums who are also desperate to hide their body until they are back in the same shape they were before they got pregnant. While dads don’t really change what they wear so much, they are however far more willing to wear a jumper to work covered in baby sick.

    They don’t trust old friends

    According to the French government potential jihadists will act differently towards their old friends who they may see as “impure”. Whilst “impure” might be a tad strong for how new parents would describe those friends "on the other side" who don’t have children and who go out late and get time to sleep off their hangovers, something does feel odd about them. B****rds is probably the more appropriate word.

    They reject members of their family

    Those on the path towards radicalization are likely to turn away from their own family members, the government says. This is also distinctly likely for new parents, although here it's not an extremist preacher of hate who is responsible, just the mother-in-laws and how much they help out/stick their beaks in.

    They abandon school/professional training


    A potential jihadist is likely to drop out of school or vocational training, the French government says, because they see the teaching as part of a plot. While this isn’t the case for most parents, unless we are talking about accidental teenage ones, they do abandon hope of following the career they wanted and just concentrate on earning money to pay for childcare.

    Consult extremist websites

    One of the most obvious ways to spot a potential jihadist is to keep an eye on the websites they visit. They will visit social networks and websites that are more radical and extreme, the government says. While "lalecheleague.org" and "mumsnet.com"do not promote violence of any kind, they do have some pretty extremist mums on there suggesting some pretty radical things like "talk constantly to your baby". They are pretty influential.

    If India follow same guidelines some way other 70% Muslims considered as JIHADI'S :rofl:
     
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    or paki and bangladeshi
     
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    My reaction after seeing this :
    I feel ashamed.
    Haha,i'm pretty sure that foreigners are laughing at us..
    Instead of making that shit,they should resolve the real problems... like Schengen,immigration etc.

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    J'aime votre honnêteté!
    Merci!
     
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    Foreigners are laughing at the apologists not the French establishment thats trying hard to counter terrorism.
    cuz these days it happes like this
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    With the banning of cultural attire like the burka and now encouraging the general French population to profile fellow citizens sounds like things will get worse in Feance.
     
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    those immigration and other are easy to solve,not this one.:laugh:
     
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    British Army Calling for More Muslim Soldiers to Counter Extremism

    The British Army is making an active push to try and recruit more Muslims, in an apparent attempt to counter the rise of radicalisation, which has seen young British Muslims leave the country to fight alongside terrorist groups in the Middle East.

    It's thought that the recent recruitment of young Brits — rumoured to be as many as 2000 — who have gone to fight with groups such as ISIL and al-Shabaab has triggered the campaign to promote more Muslim engagement in the army, along with the fallout from the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris.

    Despite efforts to increase diversity in the armed forces, the number of Muslims in the army remains quite low, with estimates suggesting that Muslims make up 0.5 per cent of the defence force, but account for 4.4 per cent of the general British population.

    This follows comments from British MP Khalid Mahmood, who estimated that there are twice as many British Muslims fighting with ISIL than in the UK's armed forces.


    Imam Asim Hafiz, an Islamic advisor to the British Ministry of Defence has previously encouraged more Muslims to join the army's ranks, saying that joining the defence forces does not compromise Islamic principles, and noted that British Muslims could be good soldiers.

    Mr. Hafiz moved to counter suggestions that participating in military activity against fellow Muslims would be a betrayal of the Islamic faith, with many within Britain's Muslim community widely critical of overseas military interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq.



    He admits that the British army's intervention in the Middle East has had a negative impression on many within Britain's Muslim community, saying that conflict has been misinterpreted among the community as an attack on Islam.

    Read more: British Army Calling for More Muslim Soldiers to Counter Extremism / Sputnik International






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