You are thinking about a psychological assessment?
I think more than waving a piece of bacon in front of them while pointing a gun ...
But we need to be looking at the associates and family and whether they have radical links and beliefs and we need to DO something, not just "know" it.
I often wonder what would happen if the worlds media would agree to stop reporting protests, bombings and similar events, on all media.
I agree. I think the media is a huge part of the issue. In WWII there was a big propaganda war but now, we'd play the Nazi propaganda endlessly for them.
What really worries me is the escalation. When these attacks stop making the news worldwide are they going to go for more "shock" and the media is part of this.
A school full of kids? A maternity ward full of babies?
At some point we have to start making a call to decide whether their lives and the risk of killing someone who maybe wasn't going to follow through on threats is worth the lives of so many innocents and the ultimate number who would be killed in all out war or breakout of large scale violence due to events.
I don't think their lives are really much concern. If you hang around with terrorists and you end up dead, oh dear, too bad, so sad. Maybe people would learn that it's not glamorous and that making poor choices will have direct consequences.
Will it make things worse? I don't think so. It's not like these people are otherwise peaceful or have legitimate reason to become jihadists.
I have no ethical problem with first strikes. I don't believe we have to hit a certain body count to justify stronger action, I think we've passed that point.