Monday, July 3, 2017

"Life after ISIS: How Jihadis Struggle to Find Work"

At least in the EU the jihadis have the "Right to be Forgotten" laws and rulings to fall back on to disappear those pesky beheading pics and videos.

From iNews (UK):
This week, Swedish newspaper Expressen published a series of interviews with former jihadists, focusing on their struggle to find work on their return to Sweden. Particular challenges included explaining long gaps on their CVs, and the ease with which potential employers could find undesirable photos of them online.

They are not the first group of 20-somethings to encounter such issues, even if explaining away a photo with an AK-47 and dead Syrian soldier is slightly trickier than most “gap year” returnees.

Unsurprisingly, they have attracted little sympathy.

Youth unemployment in Sweden is high; surely those who provided military support to a terrorist organisation should be bottom of the list? And why aren’t they in jail, rather than complaining about employment prospects?

Unfortunately, prosecuting returning foreign fighters is far from straightforward.

The knowledge gap
There is often a gulf between what intelligence agencies know about an individual and what they can prove in court, and fighters have become savvier about what they share online. Even when they slip up, it often only provides evidence of travel to Syria or Iraq, not terrorist activity....MORE
In Britain certain torturers and murderers can receive lifelong anonymity’ orders if their crimes were committed as juveniles which has to help on the job search front and may be the basis for a jihadi rehab program.