GOOD news for academics, those self-appointed Islamic community leaders and other assorted rent seekers, there’s a new game in town: deradicalisation.

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.

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  • eMan14

    Delay, deflect, divide. Yet another program that will cost us money with no hope of working. Less expensive solutions are I suppose too radical. Like stopping Islamic immigration.

    • The best way possible.

    • occupant 9

      If solutions are too simple, too mired in common sense AND leave our nations intact, then they are not solutions at all.

      Remember, Pakistan can remain Pakistani, China for the Chinese but all free nations founded by caucasian Christians must be destroyed otherwise, it wouldn’t be fair to those who hate us with all their upbringing and might.

  • “Deradicalisation”! From what!

    The theological teachings of Islam.

    And that is the problem.

    Get busy. Admit the truth. Islamic theology is the problem.

    Quit being PC stupid.

    Now create a way to force a reformation on Islam.

    Either that, a nuke or become Muslim.

  • Full article below.

    GOOD news for academics, those self-appointed Islamic community leaders and other assorted rent seekers, there’s a new game in town: deradicalisation.

    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.

    Just what are the prospects of saving young men from falling into extremism or deradicalising those who have succumbed to the head-chopping, prisoner-burning, women-stoning sadism of Islamic State? Clive Kessler, emeritus professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of NSW, describes deradicalisation as bringing extremists “back into the community’s fold by efforts directed at some kind of thought-reform, faith rectification or intellectual realignment and reabsorption”.

    But unlike some of his colleagues in academia who have jumped on the anti-terror gravy train, Prof Kessler, who has studied Islam, including militant Islam, for more than 50 years, can see that deradicalisation is a strategy doomed for failure.

    The main reason being that the extremists within the faith are not guilty of heresy, indeed they represent many of the same views and belief systems that are entirely compatible with the doctrine of Islam. Prof Kessler explains that an equal number of Muslims worldwide, around 10 to 15 per cent, are either “modernist, reform-minded and democratic” or militant extremists who support violent action.

    The remaining 70 to 80 per cent make up the mainstream Muslim population and it is the views of this core group that ultimately determine whether deradicalisation is a fanciful notion or a genuine risk-minimisation strategy.

    Prof Kessler writes: “The basic facts are clear. Like the radical fringe or fundamentalist extreme, the Muslim mainstream adheres to, through explicit affirmation or by unreflecting habitual assent, the same underlying propositions that constitute the radical and militant world view.

    “So there is no ground within the mainstream for calling back the deviant minority; no distinctive standpoint, authentic and authoritative, to which the radicals may be called to return by abandoning their own identifiable heresies. So long as the two outlooks remain basically congruent and complementary, so-called deradicalisation of the militants back into the mainstream cannot work. It is not a likely prospect. It cannot succeed so long as the mainstream is not distinctively different in its basic attitudes from the radicals.”

    The lie that IS and other Islamist terror groups have nothing to do with Islam is one that world leaders, including our own politicians, are keen to parrot.

    The unpalatable truth is that the lines are far more blurred than those in power are willing to admit. Many cling to the simplistic notion that radicalisation is linked to poverty, even though that theory has been debunked.

    The latest study to disprove the poverty/terror link was conducted in the UK by Queen Mary University which found that the group which was most at risk of falling into radicalisation were young, well-educated men from wealthy families.

    That experience is echoed in Australia where privileged young men with excellent prospects decide to devote their life to jihad.

    Terror suspect and IS enthusiast Abdul Numan Haider, who was shot dead after launching a vicious knife attack against two counter-terrorism officers, was a bright young man living a comfortable lifestyle in the Melbourne outer suburbs.

    But he turned against the country that had embraced him and his family. Instead of following in his older brothers’ footsteps, both of whom are enrolled in sought-after university courses, Haider chose the path of jihad.

    Similarly, the latest Victorian charged with terrorism offences, a 17-year-old accused of planning a Mother’s Day attack, is from a supportive and affluent Syrian family.

    It’s wrong to assume those who fall into Islamic extremism are all young, disenfranchised men from disadvantaged backgrounds with little in the way of family or community support.

    Man Haron Monis was hardly a teenager and there have been women who have left the safety of Australia to become jihadi brides in the Middle East.

    It should be a source of great concern for not just the Islamic community but the wider population that there are more Muslims who have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight with IS than there are serving in the Australian Army.

    Latest figures suggest that around 35 Australians have been killed fighting with IS and a further 150 to 350 have gone to the Middle East to join radical militant groups but only about 100 of the nation’s 30,000 soldiers identify as Muslim.

    Instead of squandering tens of millions on deradicalisation and anti-radicalisation schemes, it’s time we started holding individuals accountable including the parents of radicalised youth.

    It is imperative that the Australian community is protected from returning jihadis and if that means revoking their Australian citizenship, then so be it.

    They made their choice when they ventured to a war zone to stand alongside Australia’s enemies.

  • andycanuck

    Ironically enough, today’s Red Star has a huge apologia for Islam featured along with claims Harper is whipping up hate against them.

    • The Star is hoping Muslims want to read a Kuffar Newspaper.

      • P_F

        No, they know very well that very few mohammedans if any will read their newspaper. It’s more sinister than it looks. They target is rest of the PC population. Their agenda is to completely brainwash Non-mohammedans (especially white) into believing that after all islam is a ‘religion of peace’ and there are just few misguided youths who have misinterpreted koran and who can be de-radicalized by giving them more money.

  • FactsWillOut

    Room 101?

  • moraywatson

    Didn’t Ontario just make gender conversion therapy illegal? How is jihad conversion therapy any different ? We are so fucked.

    • Liberal Progressive

      Since gender doesn’t exist it is only a social construct gender conversion therapy is abuse. We can be whatever gender we wish to be at any time. You can even be all twelve genders at once.

      • That’s gonna cost a fortune in clothes.

        • Liberal Progressive

          That’s a point. The government covers the cost of the operation but not all the new shoes!

      • moraywatson

        I saw five women out walking in burqas the other day. A dyke muslima and her four wives.

  • Gary

    The Imams take the bags of money and then use the same quran to deradicalize them that got them radicalized in the first place.
    Why not go up stream to see which mosque is polluting the water with jihadists groomed in those mosques amd shut them down or revoke the Imams work permit in Canada .
    There is NO WAY that no one person in the mosque or community aided these jihadists because muslim sure seem to know any msulim in their mosque that suffered islamophobia at work or school.

    • CSIS does not investigate Mosques. That would be racist or something.

  • pdxnag

    Demand no less than apostasy. You would not pay to persuade someone from emigrating (changing loyalty) to New Zealand so why pay to persuade someone from emigrating in place to the violently seditious worldwide Islamic Ummah? Choose jail or expulsion. nothing less has any hope of success at preserving freedom.

    (If you gleefully present yourself to be stuck then it isn’t rape, is it? aka surrendering to jihad)

  • Gettingby

    Whose grasping hands will be reaching for the millions up for grabs, those best able to understand the culture, religion, and languages of Islamic scum…Muslims.