Protect Isis defectors, western governments urged by Academics

Western governments have been urged by a terrorism thinktank to encourage fighters to defect from Islamic State with measures including offering them protection against reprisals.

In a report published on Monday, the British-based International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) said that global lawmakers need to remove legal “disincentives” to those wishing to speak publicly about their newfound hostility to Isis, whose reach spreads across Syria, Iraq and parts of other countries around the world.

Controversially, the King’s College London thinktank, which has been at the forefront of tracking the movement of jihadis from the UK and other countries to the Syrian civil war, also recommends that western governments encourage defectors to leave Isis-held territory and then protect them against reprisals.


Yes, lets be nice to people who Behead Christians.

  • tom_billesley

    An indemnity for your war crimes. Roll up!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Roll up for the Mystery Tour!

  • Martin B

    These academics need to be parachuted into Raqqa.

    • El Martyachi

      If Western governments weren’t such epic faggots this sorta thing could, at least theoretically, get results, albeit at some cost of erhm… moral capital.To be clear: there is absolutely no chance of this approach working in the current erhm.. cultural situation.
      At any rate, parachuting the academics into Raqqa beforehand is solid.

    • moraywatson

      Like a control group for their own ridiculous experiment.

  • Alain

    Academics always know best…..

  • moraywatson

    Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. There is no advantage to us assisting fleas, dogs with fleas, or flea infested jihadists looking for a soft landing. If you are a jihad-free muslim who wishes to publicly apostasize, there is a conversation to be had; otherwise fuck off.

  • Exile1981

    This is exactly the opposite of what should be done. ISIS defectors need to be sent back to ISIS.

    We need to make it very clear that radicalization is a one way street. Once people have made the decision to go down it they can’t come back.

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  • Frances

    Let these academics feed and house the defectors.

  • simus1

    Seems like there is some pretty desperate brainstorming going on in academe.
    Are the grants running out on their present crashed and burned efforts at swindling the taxpayers?