As the United States and its coalition partners continue to squeeze ISIS out of its remaining territory in Iraq and Syria, more and more foreign fighters are returning to their home countries. This migration from the battlefield to the hometown is causing great concern among Western counterterrorism authorities. The question on everyone's mind is how long before the returning jihadists unleash an attack on their own countries.
Given these facts, it is disturbing to find that authorities here and in the EU have failed to develop and mandate some sort of de-radicalization program while terrorists are still in prison.
While many of the prison programs help inmates deal with alternatives to violence, none address the radical Islamic ideology which is seen as the cause for much of the terror attacks here and in the European Union. "Nonviolence, not deradicalization, remains the primary goal," Lebrun said.