Does the Austrian court believe that in two years’ time (or less), this young Muslim will come out of prison reformed, chastened, and ready to become a solid citizen? Why? Absolutely nothing will be done while he is in prison to disabuse him of his jihadist sentiments.
“Austrian court jails man for reposting IS beheading videos,” Associated Press, September 13, 2016 (thanks to Thomas):
VIENNA (AP) – An Austrian court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for reposting videos online of beheadings by the Islamic State group.
The court convicted the 18-year-old of belonging to a terrorist organization.
His defense argued that he was traumatized as a child by fighting in Chechnya.
The Austria Press Agency cited the offender Tuesday as saying he was radicalized in prison while serving a 14-month sentence for robbery and other offenses that ended last year.
He said that he was in contact with an uncle who was fighting in Syria.
The prosecution cited him as telling that relative that “we will see each other soon by Allah.” But the man testified he never had any intention of joining him….