Sunday, August 24, 2014

Poverty as a Root Cause of Islamism?

As was the case with the perpetrators of 9/11 and with most if not all high and low profile cases of despicable acts of islamist terror, the life story of who appears to be Jihadi John proves once again that few, if any, of the islamist terrorists choose their disgusting calling because they are poor. Angry, (sexually or otherwise) frustrated, underachieving, unhappy, not fitting in the society where they grow up, poisoned by a twisted version of an already fanatical branch of a certain religion. etc., yes, definitely, but poor? Hardly. I have always found that that 'explanation' is an insult to people who are really poor. Few of them choose terrorism as a 'solution' to their troubles.

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