Ridicule is best and cheapest way to de-radicalise
SOCIAL workers, counsellors, and psychologists are not going to stop Âjihadi terrorists by pampering them with so-called de-radicalisation programsÂ (“Unshackling the minds of ÂIslamists”, 27-28/9).
These self-centred sociopaths will be stopped only by capturing them, convicting them, and imprisoning them for many years, releasing them as broken old men unable to harm anyone; and by making their activities and ideology anathema to their families, peers and religious community.
Any proposal to shower attention on potential or actual jihadists in deradicalisation programs should be rejected for the expensive, cumbersome and ineffective academic and social welfare con-job that it is. A campaign to ridicule and anathematise jihadists as gutless wannabes will be far cheaper and much more effective.
Merv Bendle,Mount Louisa,Qld
Â ‘This Is Just What We Do’
- Another “Oklahoma Man”, Reportedly a Muslim, Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworker’s Head….
“Can’t jump to conclusions….”
Jah’Keem Yisrael was shouting Islamic phrases as he stabbed and beheaded. He is clearly a devout Muslim. He has photos on his Facebook page glorifying beheadings and showing him giving the one-finger sign of allegiance to the Islamic State. What does all that signify for the Islamic State?