Poor little jihadis are starting to regret their fanaticism. What a shame.
British jihadists who rushed to join terror groups in Syria and Iraq are now begging to come home and regret ever going.
The fanatics have contacted university researchers who have been monitoring their activities online to say they want to return but fear they will be jailed if they do.
Professor Peter Neumann, of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London, said the Government should set up a “deradicalisation programme” for those willing former jihadis.
Earlier this week Labour leader Ed Miliband suggested a mandatory programme of deradicalisation for those involved on the fringes with Islamic State (IS) after David Cameron, the Prime Minister, announced more limited plans for those under court orders.
Prof Neumann said: “The people we have been talking to … want to quit but feel trapped because all the Government is talking about is locking them up for 30 years.”
Too damn bad. Actions have consequences. And seriously, how could anyone in their right mind trust these psychopaths?
One jihadist, claiming to represent 30 others who feel the same way, contacted university researchers in the past fortnight to say there is a feeling of disillusionment, as some who travelled to fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime are instead being forced to get involved in in-fighting among rebel groups.
He told the researchers: “It’s not what we came for but if we go back (to Britain) we will go to jail. Right now, we are being forced to fight – what option do we have?”
Have you considered suicide?