Former ISIS fighters from Syria are apparently being offered taxpayer-funded homes as a bribe to resist killing infidels, a fool-proof plan we’re sure will work.
According to reports, a new U.K. government program called Operation Constrain will offer some 20,000 extremists previously investigated by Security Service what’s being described as housing “bribes,” “aimed at turning them away from extremism.”
“Terror suspects including jihadis returning from fighting in Syria are to be offered taxpayer-funded homes, counselling and help finding jobs to stop them carrying out attacks in Britain,” reports The Daily Mail. The Islamic fanatics will jump to the top of the government-funded housing list.
Such “bribes” will be paid for next year via taxpayer money in the Home Office’s £900 million counter-terrorism budget.
As noted by The Sun, the absurd program of wishful appeasement comes as the U.K. lives in fear of embedded fanatics in their society “slipping through the cracks” of MI5. The recent Manchester bombing is just one example of such an intelligence failure.
“Agencies are now worried up to 20,000 former ‘subjects of interest’ that have been monitored in the past could be plotting new atrocities and the nationwide scheme will target these suspected radicals,” reports The Sun.
As you might suspect, the program has been widely ridiculed by people who maintain some semblance of sanity.
“You can’t bribe people not to be terrorists,” stated terrorism expert and Buckingham University Professor Anthony Glees.
“This sounds like a reward for being on a list of potential terrorists. You can’t buy people’s loyalty to this country,” said Tory Member of Parliament, Andrew Bridgen.
Moreover, considering “many known terrorists already enjoyed generous benefits or came from comfortable backgrounds, even using state welfare payments to fund their plots,” many remain highly skeptical of Operation Constrain, notes The Daily Mail.
The Home Office maintains they’re “reviewing our counter-terrorism strategy to make sure we respond to the evolving threat in the most effective way we can.”