Turning them from jihad just won’t work
Anti-radicalisation and deradicalisation are the new growth industries becoming fat on community fears about homegrown terrorism and many millions in federal and state government funding.
Governments desperately want to be seen to be doing something even in the face of substantial evidence that deradicalisation schemes have about the same success rate as pyramid schemes.
The mere existence of deradicalisation strategies seems to be a source of comfort to some, including those in government, but there’s little in the way of accountability to ensure we are getting a return on our investment.
Oh oh this doesn’t look good for that alleged “peaceful majority” we keep hearing about.