Of course he said that it would be modernized, with none of the hostile environments and measures that characterized the original penal colony, but it would be enough for me that they would be dropped off with next to nothing and forced to survive in the camp, all on their own.
Have it adequately sealed off, with rotating guards to ward off collusion, and let them sit there for the rest of their lives.
Send our jihadis to Devil’s Island! French politician demands Paris reopens ‘Papillon’ jail for terrorists
- Nicolas Dupont-Aignan says island would be a fitting place for ‘madmen’
- Added it could be a place for those who have fought with ISIS and al Qaeda
- Former French presidential candidate says plan has widespread support
- The Cayenne detention centre was notorious for disease and starvation
- But it closed in 1953 and is now run by a French research body
- The island in French Guiana was also used in the 1973 film Papillon
- Comes after two French nationals appeared in the latest ISIS video
- But critics have said the proposal for the former penal colony is ‘bonkers’
A senior French politician has called for Devil’s Island to be reopened – as a prison for jihadis returning to Europe after travelling abroad to fight.
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan – who stood as a candidate for the French presidency in 2012 – believes that the former penal colony in South America would be a fitting place for ‘the madmen’ who have fought with radical groups such as Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda.
The island in French Guiana is notorious as the place where French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was unjustly held at the end of the 19th Century after being accused of treason, and as the location of the 1973 film Papillon, starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.