Australia: Muslim who plotted jihad massacres at Sydney landmarks was part of deradicalization program

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”

“‘Wannabe ISIS warrior’ arrested over ‘plan to blow up Sydney landmarks’ was part of deradicalisation program – as the alleged targets are revealed,” by Kelsey Wilkie and Nic White, Daily Mail Australia, July 2, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A 20-year-old man arrested over the alleged terror plot to attack Sydney landmarks had been involved in a deradicalisation program just last year.

Isaak el Matari and a 23-year-old associate were arrested by counter-terrorism police in raids across the city’s west and southwest on Tuesday.

The pair were allegedly planning to travel to Afghanistan where they would pledge allegiance to the jihadis.

It has been revealed that Matari had undergone a deradicalisation program after he was deported from Lebanon in June 2018, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Matari had been held by Lebanese authorities as he was accused of planning to cross the border into Syria to join ISIS.

Since then, Australian authorities had allegedly been monitoring his online activity for any searches on the dark web surrounding importing explosives or firearms into Australia.

AFP Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney said the alleged plot to attack ‘landmarks’ in the Sydney CBD was still in its early stages.

‘We will say that they had a number of targets, including police stations, defence establishments, embassies and councils, courts and churches,’ he said.

‘[There were] discussions around locations, discussions around importing firearms and explosives to carry out those attacks… they were starting to reach out to people overseas.

‘We will also allege [Matari] had indicated he was willing to travel to Afghanistan to fight for Islamic State, and he made a number of preparations to do so.’…

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