Getting the most BANG for our Terrorist buck

If a Western government is going to spend money trying to prevent terrorism then I am sure that taxpayers would want as much bang for their terrorism buck as possible. Should a government spend 44 million dollars trying to convince 1600 Muslims (who are at risk of radicalisation) to not kill infidels or is it a more efficient and economical option to spend $2,500,000 on plane tickets to send them to an Islamic country of their choice instead?

Mr Scott said the government has dedicated $44 million to social cohesion strategies and its full range of initiatives reached a minimum of 1600 community members so far, including women and young people.

…While 300 Victorians are on a police terrorism watch list, it was revealed that Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, 22, was known to UK authorities.

Victoria Police has previously said many were in a high-risk category and a few were rated such an extreme risk that they may be willing to plan an attack.

About six Victorian youths are being steered away from extremism in an Australian-first $3.2 million deradicalisation program.

3.2 Million dollars to try to convince 6 Muslim youths not to slaughter infidel Australians. That is not an efficient use of taxpayers money no matter which way you look at it. On a sliding scale of value for money the cheapest and most effective option (as there is no risk of them offending) would be to execute them but we cannot execute people for crimes before they commit them. The next cheapest option and the most sensible would be to deport them (and cancel their visas so they can never return). The third option which the Australian government has chosen is incredibly expensive and has no guarantee of success.

The community-based program is in areas of Melbourne considered to be extremist enclaves and targets those susceptible to the extremist message.

There is also a statewide program that targets right-wing extremists.

Here we go. They don’t want to look like they are picking on only Muslims so they will waste money harassing people with unpopular opinions who pose no physical harm to anyone. Where are all the examples of right wing extremists harming Australians to justify spending money on them?

While in prison a mentoring program targets convicted terrorist and others at risk of violent extremism.

Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott said Victoria faces challenges of men turning to violence and extremism. “Violent extremism and terrorism are not compatible with our way of life,” Mr Scott said.

A separate prison mentoring program, started in 2011, was initially mandatory for all prisoners convicted of terrorism offences and mandated as part of released prisoners’ parole conditions.

…It is designed to challenge distorted views on religion and offer help to reintegrate into the community.

…Two convicted terrorists — Ezzit Raad and Amer Haddara — who are believed to have gone through the program — likely fought with the Islamic State terrorist group after their release.

Both were convicted of a plot to attack Melbourne landmarks.


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