Terror ‘Defector’ Stories Hyped by Media Collapse Underneath the ‘Deradicalization’ Narrative

The “deradicalization” narrative — along with a whole industry of academics pursuing large cash grants from governments looking to set up such programs — is built upon the premise that the right set of information and conditions can turn terrorists not only away from violence, but even into respectable and productive citizens.

More often than not, it seems, reality demonstrates the premise’s naivety.

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  • FactsWillOut

    There is some small bit of evidence to show that de-radicalization is a pipe-dream: Its called “Recorded history.”

    • They will keep trying, one of their success stories will do some real damage one day.

  • shasta

    It is hard to convince some one they are in the wrong when they are winning the war.

  • Watchman

    The ‘De-radicalization’ is generally a failure and only successful when turning practitioners of ‘Fast jihad’ into practitioners of ‘Slow Jihad’ (Demographic Jihad).

    The Saudi ‘De-radicalization’ seems more to be a redirection of hostilities: “Don’t attack us, the Saudi government, while there are still many easy apostate and kufr targets in other countries.”