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Posted By: Jon Freeman
18-Feb-19 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Popular opinion, guided by the press, maybe one aspect, Mo but in another sense, I’m not sure that what she is reported as saying matters that much. One could say they now saw that they had got into something bad and be lying. One that side alone, I’d view a person expressing either outlook as being a potential threat.

For a more compassionate view, I do believe in second chances, perhaps increasingly so as I get older (I think there was a time I’d say “lock em up and throw away the key” for some things without further thought). I could also speculate as to how many may have wound up in bad places had they lived in different circumstances. I do feel a combination of some disillusionment or sense of injustice and someone manipulative enough to work on a weakness and sell a “glorious cause” could be very effective, particularly with teenagers.

I suppose that leaves me in the camp that would support her coming back to the UK but one that would involve close scrutiny.