Deradicalisation won’t work when hatred runs so deep

Speaking yesterday at a forum organised by the Centre For Independent Studies, Ahmed said: “There is little deradicalisation that happens in Australia and the broader world. Consensus is that it is too difficult and we don’t know how to do it.”

But the idea that jihadi youngsters are instantly radicalised by social media is a furphy, he says. They are already primed for the message, and fuelled by feelings of grievance and victimhood.

My suspicion is that the “radicalized by the internet” excuse has already run its course.

It was bullcrap from the get go and simply the latest effort by apologists to deflect the blame from where it belongs – Islam.

  • pdxnag

    I am still amazed at how long it takes for the public to become radicalized by common sense about the true evil face of Islam. It takes oh so much work to feign complete idiocy and to think like an abuse victim: What can I do to make you love me, and not hit me so much?

  • Observer

    The of only two proven technique of deradicalization involves 12 deprogramming routines with each one composed of 12 sessions, held 3 times a week over 4 weeks. Either that or a hollow-point filled with bacon fat.

  • How does one de-radicalise one whose hatred was ingrained since birth and which hatred is never publicly challenged?

  • Everyone Else


  • Alain

    Perhaps they should try to “deradicalise” Islam before trying it on its members and followers. Just a thought.