The fight against ISIS supporters in Denmark has reached a new high when the social services in Aarhus removed a teenage boy from his father because they feared that the father was preparing him for traveling down to Syria and fight for ISIS.
Most case workers in Denmark has seen Dakota Johnson’s marketing stunt for Saturday Night Live. They now know that they have to be on alert and in the case in Aarhus they reacted promptly.
The first step in this social intervention was to send the boy to a secure residential treatment center which we in Denmark use as juvenile detention facilities. Here the boy will meet recruiters for more traditional criminal gangs so he can learn to use weapons on ordinary Danish citizens who unlike residents in Syria are not armed as Denmark believes in victim disarmament.
If the social services had insisted on doing a proper job I would have suggest a decent Christian foster family instead where the teenager could have attended ordinary high school and learn to socialize with ordinary kids over a beer or a glass of wine inside the Friday bar most high schools have on their campuses.
However I understand the risk such an arrangement would be because the boy could run away and back to his father who according to the social services had a plane ticket ready for him.
It is a difficult case to handle.