Psychological counselling and anger management. Of course! Why didn’t anyone think of this before? This will solve that nasty old jihad problem in a jiffy! Poor dears — they just have low self-esteem! The jihad ideology? What’s that?
By Renee Viellaris in The Courier-Mail, with thanks to all who sent this in:
TERROR suspects could be given taxpayer-funded counselling for being angry or having low self-esteem.
Under the proposal, the Federal Government would provide psychological counselling and anger management support to terror suspects and those subject to control orders.
But secrecy surrounds the initiative because the Australian Federal Police has refused to reveal the specifics of its proposal.
Scant details were released through a Federal Government question on notice.
“Some of the options considered include religious education, psychological support and assistance with issues such as anger management, low self-esteem, social identity and family separation,” the AFP said, responding to a question on voluntary education programs for terrorists.
Religious education, i.e., that ever-elusive Secret Qur’anic Decoder Ring that turns “fight against those who believe not in Allah or the Last Day…even if they are of the People of the Book” (9:29) into “be tolerant and peaceful toward those who believe not in Allah or the Last Day…even if they are of the People of the Book.” This Ring is said to be in the possession of many self-proclaimed moderate leaders, but they have never shared its inner workings with the masses.
The Opposition has also demanded to know what research shows a link between terrorism and people with low self-esteem.
Good for the Opposition.