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Thought experiment: if this same person's online activities could be summarized by the edited summaries listed below, who would be willing to just live & let live, and trust that he's being truly de-radicalized?
I would suggest that our government would be willing to just live & let live, etc.
If you were more specifically asking who on this forum would be willing to just live & let live, I'm sure answers would vary. For myself, I would take it on a case-by-case basis and it would require a lot of scrutiny, but if the person is truly reformed they could actually be a unique "asset".
That said, I think that absent some very strong proof of reform and rejection of "extremist" beliefs the default would be that such people are not appropriate people to be wearing the uniform. Openly calling for the murder of people on a forum is a lot more than simply holding certain beliefs. I would say that I think the SAME standard ought to be applied equally to Jihadists, Antifa-types, and neo-Nazis alike. Reading this thread it seems to me that the main bone of contention is that a (former?) Neo-Nazi gets jumped on with both feet whereas the others get lighter treatment and more benefit of a doubt (that said I'm not aware of any serving members of the CAF being outed as Jihadists or Antifa terrorists).