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“Re-radicalisation.” How silly. Devout is devout. Jihad is jihad. The West ties itself in knots avoiding the giant jihadi in the room, so as not to offend the perpetually violent and offended. As for the leniency showed these monsters, leniency isn’t compassionate. It’s weak. It’s submission.

Further, “deradicalization” programs are a proven failure. They are foredoomed, since they never deal with motive. Why not deal with motive, end jihad recruitment and preaching in prisons, and demand that the mosques stop preaching jihad and submit to being monitored? This program is foredoomed as well.

Female terrorists at risk of re-radicalisation because of ‘lenient’ treatment, UN warns

Women who return home after joining terrorist groups are at risk of re-radicalisation because they are treated too leniently, a new United Nations report warns.

By The Telegraph, March 1, 2019:

Seen as passive onlookers to terrorism, the popular image of the coerced ‘jihadi bride’ leads authorities to treat them less harshly, according to the report released this week by the United Nation’s Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).

Sentences handed down to men and women charged with terrorist offences shows relative leniency towards females, according to the report’s findings.

“Women… tend to receive more limited rehabilitation and reintegration support, thus putting them at potentially greater risk of recidivism and re-radicalization and potentially undermining their successful reintegration into society,” CTED warns.

Despite the majority of women linked to terrorist groups not joining front-line fighting, researchers warn they often play a major role in spreading ideology and encouraging attacks

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) is known to give women a leading role in recruitment and propaganda, while up to 20 per cent of their Western recruits are female.

“Portraying women simply as ‘jihadi brides’ with limited agency is problematic,” Michèle Coninsx, executive director of CTED told The Daily Telegraph.

“Women play multiple roles in terrorist groups, including as radicalisers or recruiters who help to spread radical ideas and incite others to carry out attacks, often online.”

In 2015, 18 per cent of all people arrested on terror charges were women, which increased to 25 per cent in 2016, according to a recent report from Europol.

Even where convictions are successful, however, most de-radicalisation programmes have been designed with men in mind so they aren’t suitable for female returnees.

De-radicalisation strategies based on small samples of women linked to different terrorist groups won’t tackle the problem of female Isil returnees, warns Azadeh Moaveni, a gender analyst at the International Crisis Group.

“We must have rehabilitation programmes designed based on where they came from,” she says. “Being very local and context specific is crucial.”

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