More Islamic terrorists released from prison after having been sent through “deradicalization” programs are returning to terrorism, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
WND reported last year that critics of Barack Obama’s decision to release five Afghan Taliban terrorists in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his assignment in the Middle East, warned they would return to terror.
And Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the five released from Guantanamo Bay in 2014 had rejoined the group’s operations in Qatar.
Now Abigail Esman has written a special report for the Investigative Project on Terrorism that confirms they’re not alone.
The report describes the career of Samir Azzouz, who was leader of the terror group responsible for the 2004 slaughter of filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam.
He was seven years into a 13-year sentence when he was released, “despite warnings from prosecutors that the former Hofstadgroep leader remained a danger.”
Officials put him through a “deradicalization” program “in the hope it would help him to move beyond his terrorism past.”
Instead, IPT reports, Azzouz, “along with fellow Hofstadgroep member Bilal Lamrani, not only has continued to encourage radicals since his release, [he] has been raising funds for the children and wives of ISIS fighters still living in the former Islamic State.”
He told the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsbad: “If you know that children are dying from hunger, you help them. People who don’t help, they’re the ones who should be prosecuted.”
Der Spiegel reported children in desperate need were being held in Syrian and Kurdish prisons.