In Italy there is no data on the proselytes of radicalism, an analysis that instead has been made in France
It is called radical temptation and is a mechanism that is increasingly gaining ground among the young French generation of Islamic religion. According to a research study authored by Anne Muxel and Olivier Galland, these youths tend to take worrying positions on issues related to jihadism and terrorism.
The two sociologists interviewed some of them right after the 2015 attacks, in order to better realize how their view of the jihadist phenomena was changing, and whether they were justifying terrorism or not.
The questionnaires were sent to 7.000 young people between the ages of 14 and 16, who live or frequent areas coping with radicalism.
Le Monde wrote about it before the presentation of the book, which is titled, not accidentally, The radical temptation. Investigation among high school students. Some findings of the investigation are quite alarming: 70% of the interviewees do not condemn the perpetrators of the attacks against Charlie Hebdo because, as 10% said, in some way they asked for it, unlike the Bataclan victims. The researchers explain that there are two fundamental details that can suggest a “dominant Islam” effect: 64% of the teenagers answered that homosexuality “is not a way like the others to live their sexuality”, and 69% think that the prohibition of wearing the veil at school is an act of hostility.
In short, this analysis of a part of the French social fabric must make us reflect on what we do not know about the Italian reality, and not about what we do know.
60% of little and teenage girls of Maghreb origin who live in Italy do not attend the compulsory school, and their fate, besides radicalization or enslavement, cannot be tracked. In addition, many boys attend schools of alleged do-it-yourself imams, where, as we have seen in Foggia and in a thousand other cases, the proselytism of the Muslim Brotherhood is powerful and aims to the total radicalization of the youth, including children at an early age.
What is most disturbing in the Italian situation is the substantial lack of control over these young people, who are affected by radical propaganda in the most diverse ways: from the internet to the street, they are not often able to differentiate the evil approaching them from the social protest in which evil disguises itself. Many youths identify themselves with the motto “any prohibition is a violence”, often incited by the unscrupulous do-gooders. And here radicalism rejoices and forms potential jihadists.
Then, the cultural and normative smallness of the Italian legislation does the rest, and creates the proper breeding ground. The second generations are constantly threatened by the Muslim Brotherhood, whose “do-it-yourself” imams are fed by Qatar’s massive funding. Who controls these boys, who often can only choose between joining crime or jihadism?