The Christchurch District Court is basing this decision on the idea that Islam is a religion of peace that jihadis misunderstand. The authorities are trusting the Federation of Islamic Associations, or whatever Muslim group is going to be entrusted with this task, to teach this young would-be jihad mass murderer the true, peaceful Islam. However, since warfare against unbelievers really is taught in the Qur’an and Sunnah, it is much more likely that this young man will be instructed in the ways of stealth jihad and subversion. Watch for him to burst onto the public scene a few years from now, billed as a “reformed jihadi” who now adheres to “true Islam,” and agitating for special accommodation for Muslims based on their aggrieved victim status, and for the dismantling of counterterror efforts as “Islamophobic” and discriminatory.
The Muslim community is applauding a judge’s decision not to send a radicalised teenage boy to prison for a violent attack in Christchurch last July.
Police said he terrified a large number of people, but all details of the attack have been suppressed.
The teenager was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court yesterday to two years’ intensive supervision.
Federation of Islamic Associations president Hazim Arafeh said that was the right thing to do.
“Sending him to prison would deprive him [of] the proper help that he needs.
“He will be receiving some proper Islamic counselling which we believe will help him overcome his radicalisation.”
Mr Arafeh said the Muslim community in Christchurch will help monitor the boy, and exactly how he would be de-radicalised was still being worked out.
“This young man has been very misinformed about Islam and our role is to provide the proper information.
“He’s been scammed.”
Netsafe New Zealand’s chief executive, Martin Cocker, said he had never heard of a case in New Zealand that involved a person that young becoming radicalised online….