Rehab for Jihadists?
William Tucker has an article in the American Spectator addressing the flaws of jihadist rehabilitation. As President Obama moves forward on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay many are asking – what next? Some point to the Saudi rehabilitation programs, which the Saudis claim have a 90% success rate. However, Tucker points to the relative lack of success in U.S. criminal rehabilitation programs, claiming that the only true measure of rehab is passing the age of 35 without repeat offenses. He writes, “all this is predicated on a society where young men have a chance to lead normal lives,” claiming that this chance is significantly diminished in Saudi Arabia. He argues that what really needs reforming is Saudi society.