General Breedlove recently briefed the press in the Pentagon about how returning ISIS fighters coming back to European countries have a potential to threaten American security as well. “Coupled with the challenges of Russia, Europe faces a surge of violent extremism from foreign fighters returning home from the fight in Syria and in Iraq,” Breedlove said. Added to this is Europe’s lackadaisical and reckless approach to taking these fighters back into their countries.

Instead of arresting and charging these ISIS terrorists, countries like Sweden essentially want to give them a hug and a juice box. Assuming these Swedish residents joined ISIS because they faced alienation back in Sweden, one lawmaker is proposing giving returning ISIS members jobs and psychological counseling to help them deal with the “trauma” they experienced while they were with ISIS.

One is left to wonder if the Swedish government will be providing psychological counseling to the children and families that their citizens raped and murdered while they were with ISIS. At least one Swedish soldier who had served in Afghanistan commented with little irony that there is no job waiting for him when he comes home.

Denmark is another country that takes a naive view toward de-radicalization. The Danish government is also promising returning jihadists education, jobs, and therapy in an effort to reintegrate them into Danish society. Denmark’s take on the issue is that these were simply misguided youth who stayed out past curfew. While there can be little question that some jihadists join ISIS because of a lack of economic opportunity, due to racism they face back home, or simply because they are confused young men, there is reason to be skeptical that most ISIS fighters can simply be reintegrated into civilization.