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    2 in 3 Jihadists Released From UK Jails Despite Ignoring Rehab Programs

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    Around two-thirds of convicted terrorists have been released from British jails over the past 15 years despite refusing to cooperate in prison deradicalization programs, UK media said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Sky News investigation revealed that three-quarters of 583 people jailed on terror-related charges since the 9/11 attacks in the United States had been set free, two-thirds of them without reforming.

    The channel found that 164 terror convicts had been freed in the past two years. Among the recently released are three men who helped plan the July 2005 terror attacks by four suicide bombers in London that killed 52 people.

    The outlet cited a former jihadist turned counter-extremism activist, Hanif Qadir, who said prison imams were failing at the job of preventing radicalization within UK prisons.

    Richard Walton, the former chief of Metropolitan Police's counter terror unit, told Sky News that the new brand of Islamic State (Daesh) promoted extremism was even more resilient than the previous al-Qaeda related type.


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