In the following interview from French TV, a woman named Nicole Belloubet discusses the possibility that “lone wolf” Islamic terrorists may be mentally ill.
Nicole Belloubet (born 15 June 1955) is a French jurist and politician serving as Minister of Justice since 2017. She was appointed by President Emmanuel Macron after the resignation of François Bayrou. She previously was appointed to the Constitutional Council in 2013 by Jean-Pierre Bel, President of the Senate.
If I follow her reasoning in this clip, people who attack others with knives or guns while shouting “Allahu Akhbar” are mentally ill; therefore they are not criminally responsible for their actions, and can’t be prosecuted.
If France is like most of the rest of Western Europe, these mujahideen who evade prosecution due to being crazy will be sent for a brief stint in a loony bin before being declared “rehabilitated” and released back into society.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||When one kills, the question is asked by some,|
|00:03||and I understand it, when one kills in the name of Allah,|
|00:06||as on Friday with a knife, does the excuse of mental imbalance pertain?|
|00:11||Frankly, I ask you the question.|
|00:15||Things are a bit more complicated if you are talking about|
|00:19||the incident in… —What happened in Villejuif —in Metz…|
|00:22||And Villejuif. —As well as in Villejuif.|
|00:25||We live in a nation with the rule of law. We have the rule of law,|
|00:29||and within the rule of law we don’t judge people who are criminally not responsible.|
|00:34||I think that is very important within the rule of law.|
|00:38||As for the definition of criminal irresponsibility,|
|00:42||it is a definition that is presented by judges in public hearings|
|00:46||where the civil parties can express themselves.|
|00:49||And so these procedural guarantees are, I believe, the mark of respect for the rule of law.|
|00:56||But if we take, for example, the case of Sarah Halimi, and I follow your show,|
|01:05||I received the Chief Rabbi to discuss these subjects.|
|01:09||There, the recognition of what it is, an anti-Semitic crime, has been made by the judges.