Rehab for Terrorists: Pakistan Tries Reintegration Program on Teen Extremists
Note this program is being run by the Pakistani military - just about the only thing standing between the country and complete takeover by religious extremists. Wish them luck.
Opinions on whether terrorists can be rehabilitated are still mixed. Saudi Arabia has tried to re-educate known jihadists for the past few years with limited success.
But the Pakistani military believes its program can teach the young men — ages 14 to 17 — how to think for themselves and become productive members of society.
“The basic concept is to provide them all their comparative education, where they are able to decide for themselves what is right and what is wrong, that whatever was told to them previously is not true,” Pakistani Col. Iman Bilal said. “It is not all about being radical. It is about being a decent human being first.”