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Spencer: Kerry's Jobs Program for would-be Jihadists

There are 2 comments on the www.jihadwatch.org story from Oct 5, 2013, titled Spencer: Kerry's Jobs Program for would-be Jihadists. In it, www.jihadwatch.org reports that:

Last Friday in New York, at a meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum, Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu launched what they called the "Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience," which CNSNews.com said was intended to "support local communities and organizations to counter extremist ideology ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Oct 5, 2013
from jihadwatch:

"... study after study has shown that jihadists are not poor and bereft of economic opportunities, but generally wealthier and better educated than their peers. CNS noted that 'according to a Rand Corporation report on counterterrorism, prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2009,‘Terrorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated, or afflicted by mental disease. Demographically, their most important characteristic is normalcy (within their environment). Terrorist leaders actually tend to come from relatively privileged backgrounds’...

"But none of this has sunk in among the political elites. According to CNS, Illinois State Senator Barack Obama talked in October 2001 about 'some of the root causes of this terrorist activity,' noting that 'for nations like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, or much of the Middle East, young men have no opportunities. They see poverty all around them and they are angry by that poverty.'"

No, they are angry that islam teaches that muslims are superior to everyone else, yet they live in poverty; so islamists resort to violence to "correct" the situation so as to agree with their quran.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#2 Oct 5, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from jihadwatch:
"... study after study has shown that jihadists are not poor and bereft of economic opportunities, but generally wealthier and better educated than their peers. CNS noted that 'according to a Rand Corporation report on counterterrorism, prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2009,‘Terrorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated, or afflicted by mental disease. Demographically, their most important characteristic is normalcy (within their environment). Terrorist leaders actually tend to come from relatively privileged backgrounds’...
"But none of this has sunk in among the political elites. According to CNS, Illinois State Senator Barack Obama talked in October 2001 about 'some of the root causes of this terrorist activity,' noting that 'for nations like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, or much of the Middle East, young men have no opportunities. They see poverty all around them and they are angry by that poverty.'"
No, they are angry that islam teaches that muslims are superior to everyone else, yet they live in poverty; so islamists resort to violence to "correct" the situation so as to agree with their quran.
It all comes down to people not wanting to believe that they have an ideological enemy to the core. They want to think that things are solvable so they make up all sorts of excuses for situations.

There was a psychology article that I read about 911 conspiracy theorists. It explained that these people do not want to believe that they have a non controllable, ideological enemy that they can not put into a box and identify clearly and do something about. So they find something that they CAN identify and do something about, and that is the US Government or even "the jews", so that they can feel some sort of control by identifying a tangible group to blame, so that they can feel that they can do something about it.

But that isn't much different than the US Government making excuses of economics for what is clearly an ideological problem.

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