Sat. Jan 29th, 2022

Islamist terrorists are particularly good at faking successful rehabilitation compared to other prisoners, with some studying psychology to better manipulate the work of prison therapists, a new analysis suggested. The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and the European Policy Centre (EPC) on Tuesday launched a joint discussion paper, which examines the disguised compliance by terrorist offenders in European prisons. Prison expert Professor Ian Acheson, a senior adviser to CEP and a co-author of the paper, said “many violent extremists have lived a life in the shade, evading detection and incarceration, and are adept at counter measures to conceal their true intent.” The paper cited the example of Kujtim Fejzulai, who Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said had “managed to fool the de-radicalization program of the justice system” and gotten an early release before killing four and injuring 22 in a serial of mass shootings in Vienna last year. It also mentioned London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan, who …

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