UK: Jihad preacher Anjem Choudary must attend “compulsory deradicalisation programme”

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. Deradicalization programs have been implemented elsewhere, notably in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Let’s look at how they fared. From the Jihad Watch archives:

Gitmo prisoner reveals: Saudi “deradicalization program” is really a jihad training program

11 ex-Gitmo prisoners flee the Saudi “rehabilitation program” and join up with terrorist groups

Jaw-dropper: 25 former Gitmo detainees “return to militancy” despite Saudi rehab program!

Graduate from Saudi jihadi rehab program killed in Syrian jihad: “killed a large number of Christians before his acceptance by God”

Flight 253 jihadist wasn’t cured by Saudi anti-jihad art therapy

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.”

Indonesian government admits that its jihadist rehab program is a failure

Malaysia: Muslim cleric active in deradicalization program promotes hatred of non-Muslims

France’s only jihadi “deradicalization” center is closing — it was voluntary, and it was empty

Australia: Multi-million-dollar taxpayer-funded “deradicalization” helpline “failing to gain traction”

“Hate preacher Anjem Choudary must go on anti‑extremism course,” by Fiona Hamilton and Richard Ford, The Times, October 29 2018:

The convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary is among extremists and Islamic State fighters to undergo Britain’s first compulsory deradicalisation programme, The Times has learnt.

When Choudary, 51, was released from prison on October 19, halfway through his sentence for supporting Isis, he was ordered to attend the desistance and disengagement programme (DDP) as part of his probation.

The course requires him to receive mentoring and theological “advice” and is the government’s latest attempt to combat the heightened terrorism threat.

Convicted extremists are being freed from prison at a rate of one a week and more than 40 per cent of those found guilty of terrorism offences in the past decade will be eligible for release by the end of the year….

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