Yeah, that’ll work.
Deradicalization programs, upon which the West has placed so much hope, have long been an obvious failure. Such programs are based on the premise that the true teachings of Islam are peaceful, and so all that needs to be done is show the jihadis how they’re misunderstanding the Qur’an and overlooking its teachings of peace, and all will be well. But since the Qur’an and Sunnah are full of commands to make war against and subjugate unbelievers, the idea that jihadis can be “deradicalized” by reference to them is just a myth told to Infidel authorities to lull them into complacency.
Well, let’s see. De-radicalization programs have been implemented elsewhere, notably in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Let’s look at how they fared. From the Jihad Watch archives:
Former Guantanamo detainee now top al-Qaeda ideologue — “He was transferred to Saudi Arabia in 2006 where he was placed in a national rehabilitation project.”
Nor have they worked elsewhere:
“Bari Islamist truck driver to be ‘deradicalised,'” ANSA, April 12, 2017:
(ANSA) – Bari, April 12 – A Bari-area truck driver who converted to Islam and posted material praising jihad is to be “deradicalised”, authorities said Wednesday.
Alfredo alias Muhammad Santamato, 42, was flagged as a potential threat, perhaps using his truck to target civilians as in recent attacks in Nice, Berlin, London and Stockholm, police said.
His license has been confiscated and he now has to report to police while doing a special course aimed at erasing his Islamist beliefs, sources said.