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Europe Takes Rehab Approach to Islamic Extremists
ABC News ^ | July 7, 2014 | By FRANK JORDANS and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER

Posted on 07/07/2014 4:35:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

BERLIN - Chris Boudreau's son Damian told her over dinner on a November evening in 2012 that he was going to Egypt to study Arabic, the language of Islam.

She never saw him again.

"He flew to Seattle, then Amsterdam, then into Istanbul," said Boudreau. "There was a training camp just outside the city where radicals train prior to crossing the border into Syria."

Fourteen months later, the 22-year-old Canadian convert to Islam was dead, apparently killed in fighting between rival groups of Islamic militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Boudreau was left to wonder what she could have done to stop her son from becoming a jihadi foot soldier. For answers she's turning to Europe, where authorities are increasingly using outreach programs to prevent and even reverse radicalization. Initiatives include school counseling, emergency hotlines and even programs to help find jobs for returning jihadists.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: eu; europeanunion; eussr; islam; islamists; jihad; judenraus; rop

1 posted on 07/07/2014 4:35:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The one thing that western society is doing wrong is leaving a void in the souls of the children.

That emptiness will be filled with something.

If all children were raised to know their Creator, the Father of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and know their Saviour, Jesus Christ, they will be quick to recognize false gods and evil when they encounter it. That doesn’t just mean being raised in regular church attendance, although that would help.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 4:41:29 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

We’ll said.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 4:43:07 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, and I’m guessing the typical Islamic Jihadi would arrive wearing a T-shirt that says “Rehab is for Quitters” in Arabic.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 4:44:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
You can't beat something with nothing.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 4:52:51 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
...Boudreau was left to wonder what she could have done to stop her son from becoming a jihadi foot soldier. For answers she's turning to Europe,…

The nascent state of neo-socialism is no match for the greatest anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life collective in the history of the planet

The universalism of Islam, in its all-embracing creed, is imposed on the be- lievers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political, if not strictly military. . . . The Jihad, accordingly, may be stated as a doctrine of a permanent state of war, not continuous fighting.” — Majid Khadduri; The Quranic Concept of War

(I do declare…I thought I read about a country once, whose moral philosophical principles were the antidote to the madness of the masses.)

6 posted on 07/07/2014 5:05:15 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Rehabilitate with this


7 posted on 07/07/2014 5:06:21 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Travis McGee; JudyinCanada

BUMP! BUMP!


8 posted on 07/07/2014 5:07:06 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“...Boudreau was left to wonder what she could have done to stop her son from becoming a jihadi foot soldier. For answers she’s turning to Europe,…”

...the farmer was left to wonder what he could have done to stop his chickens from being eaten by wild animals. For answers he’s turning to a pack of wolves,...


9 posted on 07/07/2014 5:18:14 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Children with no religion will find one as adults. They will belong to God or to Satan when they die.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 5:32:01 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
the quebeckers gave up Christianity and they got this...


11 posted on 07/07/2014 5:37:18 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: JudyinCanada

Amen, Judy!


12 posted on 07/07/2014 5:56:12 AM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Gumdrop

Some people are such naive fools. Just sayin’.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: from occupied ga

Amen!


14 posted on 07/07/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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