A believed to be de-radicalized man spread propaganda for the jihad while working with young people in Amsterdam’s radicalization and polarization department
Bilal L was hired as a youth worker because he was deemed to “know everything about radicalization and could spot and keep young people off the jihad-road,” but instead, he was preaching the jihad doctrine to young people, and doing so for years to boot. Who knows the damage Bilal L did as a result of the ignorance of Amsterdam authorities, who like many other Western leaders, fail to understand the nature and depth of the jihad doctrine.
There are other examples of failed deradicalization programs in the West. Less than a year ago, France’s deradicalization program was declared a failure after wasting tens of millions of taxpayer euros. It was found that “deradicalization, either in prisons or the centers… does not work because the great majority of Islamic fundamentalists do not want to be deradicalized.”
Despite the failures, the programs continue. Why? It was uncovered that such a program run by the Brooklyn Justice Department was not actually intended to deradicalize as it was pretending to do; the real goal was to “reduce the sentences of U.S. terror supporters,” so that they could be released back into society, potentially to do more harm.
Deradicalization program failures have also been noted in Britain. Three years ago, a jihadist from Britain, Mizanur Rahman, actually mocked the deradicalization program that he was sent to five years earlier when he “was released from a British jail where he had served two years for inciting violence against British and American troops.” He describes the program:
I’d go there, I’d sign my name, play pool with some other radicals that I was in prison with and I’d go home
He called the program a “gimmick,” and was subsequently arrested again on suspicion of jihad terror offences.
Britain eventually abandoned its efforts toward deradicalization; it finally accepted that taxpayer “money was going to groups that were sometimes sympathetic to the extremist messages they were supposed to be countering.” This is an alarming example of the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse.
Viewing jihadists in the same light as other Western criminals in seeking a “treatment approach” to prevent recidivism is flawed. Jihadists operate on Islamic religious zeal and believe that they will be rewarded in the name of Islam; the rewards for martyrdom are the highest ambition.
A believed to be de-radicalized man spread propaganda for the jihad while working with young people in Amsterdam’s radicalization and polarization department, the Telegraaf reports based on sources.
According to the Telegraaf, Bilal L. was convicted for preparing for a terrorist attack as a member of the Hofstad group. After serving his sentence, Amsterdam hired him as a youth worker who knew everything about radicalization and could spot and keep young people off the jihad-road. He worked in the radicalization and polarization department for years – the department under now suspended Amsterdam official Saadia A.-T.
Instead of preventing radicalization, however, he spoke well of it, according to the newspaper….