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Judge Orders ISIS Recruit to Rehab, Not Jail

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    This sounds like a good plan:

    An American citizen who pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS was ordered by a federal judge to leave jail—and go to a halfway home, instead. That rehab center was run by a group that had no prior experience with would-be Islamic terrorists, The Daily Beast has learned.

    Abdullahi Yusuf of Minnesota was allowed to depart from jail and stay at a halfway home after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to ISIS in January. (Yusuf was stopped at the airport trying to fly to Turkey in May 2014, at age 18.) Once inside the halfway home, Yusuf was to be “de-radicalized” through regular meetings with a counselor whose curriculum looked more like a high-school civics course than religious deprogramming.

    His attorney proposed the deradicalization program and Judge Michael Davis approved it program over prosecutors’ objections. In a memorandum, the assistant U.S. attorneys trying Yusuf’s case reiterated that their concerns about this program for Yusuf, because they said he had evaded his parents’ supervision and lied to authorities. Nevertheless, Judge Davis released him with an electronic monitoring device around his ankle.

    Judge Orders ISIS Recruit to Rehab, Not Jail
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Guess he won't be carving "Yusuf was here" into the ceiling.
  3. RubberSoul1979

    RubberSoul1979 Active Member

    Well, Islam is a religion of peace. And if you say otherwise you ARE a racist.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I so want to be a fly on the wall during deradicalization exercises.
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