Britain's Home Office Has An Idea: Counseling For Terrorists
"Islamic extremists should get therapy," Home Office tells local councils.
Islamic extremists could escape prosecution and instead receive therapy and counselling under new Government plans to "deradicalise" religious fanatics.
The Home Office is to announce an extra Â£12.5 million to support new initiatives to try to stop extremism spreading. The central element of the Home Office plan is a new national "deradicalisation" programme that would persuade converts to violent and extremist causes to change their views.
Controversially, the new plan makes clear that people who fall under the influence of violent organisations will not automatically face prosecution.
Instead, the presumption should be that some such individuals would face therapy and counselling from community groups instead of criminal charges.