FIGAROVOX / CHRONICLE - For Gilles-William Goldnadel, making psychiatric disturbance the main reason for terrorist acts is a dangerous nonsense.
Gilles-William Goldnadel is a lawyer and writer. He is president of the France-Israel association. Every week, he decrypts the news for FigaroVox.
A major trend of Western media and political staff in recent years is to psychiatrize Islamic terrorism. A sort of immediate preconception makes it necessary for him to regard as mad any individual of Islamic origin who is violently attacking Westerners. For example, on 18 August 2017 on RTL, Interior Minister Gérard Collomb wanted to "mobilize psychiatric hospitals to identify radicalized individuals by explaining that he worked in collaboration with the Minister of Health for the purpose of identify all these profiles that tomorrow can act. For a little, the minister would declare the losses to Social Security. I also recall that the assassin who defenses in April 2017 Sarah Halimi (which I assist the family) after having tortured her was immediately placed of authority in a psychiatric institution without passing through the prison cell.
I maintain that it is this obligation of a moral nature and unconscious origin to evoke dementia that is socially, politically and psychologically insane.
Of course, this kind of violent and often suicidal individual is not a model of equilibrium.
Of course, this ball of anti-Western, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian hateful resentment, made for the last fifty years by Christian and sometimes Jewish Westerners, is collectively neurotic in nature, but fortunately we do not put neurotics among the mad and they are not placed in psychiatric institutions, which can not be done.
Most psychiatrists and specialists in Islamist terrorism do not believe at all in the effectiveness of the Minister of the Interior's proposal: "to try to explain radicalization by psychiatry is to be beside the plate. is ridiculous to be there again "criticizes the specialist of the terrorist question Romain Caillet (rtl.fr). Just like Jacques Raillane, also known under the pseudonym of Abu Djaffar who thinks this idea "stupid even absurd": "two years after the Bataclan, we thought to have gone beyond this stage of anything," he says again.
As Raphaël Gaillard, a professor of psychiatry at Sainte-Anne and an expert at the Paris Court of Appeal, points out: "the vast majority of terrorists have nothing to do with psychiatry".
But as Romain Caillet always indicates, to see the question through the prism of psychiatry "avoids asking the disturbing questions".
So I'm going to point out now what is secretly disturbing the minister, a large part of the Western media and political body
I say that this media or political tendency to psychiatry is ideological and equally suicidal. It means hollow, that a Muslim terrorist can not be bad and therefore it can only be crazy. Compare the media stance adopted in the case of the Norwegian terrorist Breivik - he is no longer a model of mental balance - and in which part of the press, including The worldFar from being an irrational psychiatric case, he drew up lists of intellectuals responsible for his thoughtful political gesture.
I also affirm that this tendency always means the reluctance to inflict a repressive judicial sanction on a person to whom one would like to remove any individual responsibility.
No doubt because of the inability to sanction it legitimately, by virtue of the complex of guilt of the Western being, judging himself eternally responsible for his existential malaise.
I finally assert that in the hollow of the media or political unconscious of this propensity to the psychiatric excuse, also conceals the irresolution to defend itself physically with lethal weapons and prefer the use of deradicalization for laughter or tranquilizers to sleep.
Who is crazy? First Western society became neurotic masochist.