How could anyone have stopped Talha Asmal from turning to jihad? Notice that it's very difficult to keep serious Muslims from learning that Islam commands them to wage jihad. Any Muslim with access to Islamic texts or a computer can learn what Islam teaches. Notice also that it would have been almost impossible to keep Asmal from waging jihad once he learned what Islam commands. Some people are wired for obedience, and no one can convince them to go against their beliefs.
It seems that the only way to prevent Asmal from waging jihad would have been to convince him that Islam is false. But instead of convincing Muslims that Islam is false, politicians and the media do everything in their power to promote Islam and to protect it from criticism.
Politicians and the media have a lot of blood on their hands. Does anyone seriously think that if Asmal had been a Buddhist, or a Hindu, or a Christian, he would have launched a suicide attack anyway?
To understand why Talha Asmal blew himself up for Allah, watch this:
BBC—Community leaders in the home town of a West Yorkshire teenager who reportedly carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq have spoken of their shock.
Talha Asmal just before his suicide attack
Dewsbury councillor Masood Ahmed said Talha Asmal, 17, was "no different" from other teenagers, and people in the town were "devastated".
Asmal is believed to have become Britain's youngest suicide bomber, in an oil refinery attack south of Baiji.
His family say he was groomed online and described his death as a "tragedy".
At least 11 people were killed in the car bombings carried out by four suicide bombers near the city north of Baghdad on Saturday.
Social media reports linked to militant group Islamic State (IS) said Asmal, going by the name of Abu Yusuf al-Britani, was among the attackers.
Asmal would be Britain's youngest known suicide bomber. Another West Yorkshire teenager, Hasib Hussein, was 18 when he blew himself up on a London bus in the 7 July 2005 attacks. (Source)