Can “deradicalization” programs logically be expected to be successful while the West remains collectively clueless in its understanding of the jihadist mindset?
Western “dialogue” experts are still partnering with unindicted co-conspirators (aka stealth jihadists) in diversity projects; Western authorities still do not grasp the nature of the violent enemies who are striving against them in civilizational jihad, and deceiving their way into positions of trust. The West still cannot comprehend the murderous hatred of a different cultural and religious mindset that worships martyrdom.
Western leaders have indiscriminately opened their countries’ doors wide to Muslim migrants, who are now wreaking havoc in Western nations through terrorist attacks on innocents, sexual assaults and other crimes. The UK Express reported that refugees in Germany alone committed more than 200,000 crimes last year.
Also: “The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) estimates that 820 people with German passports have left Europe to fight in Syria and Iraq with Islamic State. In January, it was thought that around 250 fighters had returned to Germany.”
The ease with which these Islamic State jihadists are allowed to move in and out of any Western country shows how staggeringly irresponsible have been those who were elected to keep peace-loving citizens safe.
So who will logically run these so-called social deradicalization programs? They will likely be hijacked by those connected to “unindicted co-conspirators,” becoming the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse.
Already a former Islamic State fighter is stating in the article below that we should not put Islamic State fighters in jail, because they will radicalize the other inmates. They should instead be separated from other prisoners. There are those Western social program “experts” – particularly left-leaning — who will believe this nonsense. Such “experts” actually believe that if we only love jihadists and coddle them more, then they will desist in their detestation of infidels. Recall the sickeningly insensitive words of Loretta Lynch following the Pulse massacre, when she proclaimed with pompous piety, in disregard of the victims, that the most effective response to Islamic terrorism was love. Imagine Loretta Lynch also telling that to the peaceful Christians getting burned alive, or to the Yazidi young women made to serve as sex slaves, who are routinely tortured, or to the parents of the children mowed down during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France.
Former Islamic State soldier Marwan Abou-Taam reports below that “most people who spent time with the terrorist group return to the Salafist scene because they are treated like heroes”.
It should come as no surprise that deradicalization programs are unsuccessful in Germany, and that so-called deradicalized Islamic State fighters are now producing jihad terror propaganda videos in that country.
“Deradicalised’ Islamic State Fighters Producing Terror Propaganda Videos in Germany”, by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, July 19, 2016:
Deradicalisation programmes for Islamic State fighters who have returned from Syria and Iraq are proving largely unsuccessful as some continue making propaganda videos for the terrorist group while back in Germany, and most rejoin the country’s flourishing Salafist community.
A radio station for research and analysis, Der Funkstreifzug, looked into deradicalisation programmes for jihadis who have returned to Germany and found that their results are limited.
In the case of one returnee, an ethnic Turk, internet photos showed him holding weapons in Syria. He is also said to have bragged on the phone that he had killed people. The young man was arrested when he arrived back in Germany at the end of 2014. Prosecutors were unable to find sufficient hard evidence to convict him, however, and advised that he would benefit from a deradicalisation programme to help him integrate back into German society.
Der Funkstreifzug revealed that the jihadist’s deradicalisation seems to have been unsuccessful.
It reported: “[The returned Islamic State fighter] is respected by peers from the jihadist milieu of returned Mujahid — so-called holy warriors. And he makes [Islamic extremist] Youtube videos. He obviously produces his own videos and [spreads his ideology] by means of music, pictures and writing his messages.”
The investigation noted that the man “sees himself as a victim of German justice” because he has to report regularly to the police, and must not carry dangerous weapons like knives. He tried to appeal even these measures, unsuccessfully, in court. In one of his Youtube videos the man claimed that “all over the world, [Muslims] are oppressed” and said “if they throw us in prison, our thoughts will still be on the run”.
Germany’s Interior Ministry unveiled its deradicalisation programme at the end of last year. Named the “Anti-Salafism Network”, the programme engages counsellors to work with people who are radicalised through therapy. So far €400,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent on this initiative.
Research by Der Funkstreifzug showed the majority of Salafists have no desire to be deradicalised. It noted that because the anti-Salafism programmes rely only on voluntary compliance, their effects are very limited for people who fought in Syria.
Earlier this year n-tv interviewed a former Islamic State soldier to discuss returnees. Marwan Abou-Taam said most people who spent time with the terrorist group return to the Salafist scene because they are “treated like heroes”.
The former fighter also played down the danger of returnees who spent time in Syria with the terrorist group, arguing it’s better for them to be deradicalised. He said that “radicalised people are like alcoholics” and claimed that jailing men returning from the war-torn region would be dangerous for Germany.
Asked whether people who fought with Islamic State are dangerous, Mr. Abou-Taam said there was nothing to worry about with most of them. He said they return from Syria “traumatised — similar to traumatised soldiers in the U.S.” Mr. Abou-Taam claimed “jihadi tourists”, as the German press calls them, chose to come back to Germany because they were “disappointed” with Islamic State.
He said: “Many of them are likely to mellow or become disappointed. They no longer hold much of the Islamic State ideology and have returned to distance themselves from it.”
Mr. Abou-Taam warned that putting returning Islamic State fighters in prison is dangerous as they are “hailed as war heroes and seen as political prisoners”. Arguing that “we have to try to deradicalise and integrate” the jihadis, he added that there was a risk that, in jail, they would radicalise other inmates….