Jihadists not underprivileged, just obedient to Islam

Jihadi John didn't join ISIS because he was underprivileged, and Islamic terrorism isn't about poverty; it's about religious ideology.


WASHINGTON, February 26, 2015 — When John Kerry’s side-kick Marie Harf declared, “we cannot fight our way out of this war … We can help them [terrorists] build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people,” she demonstrated the leftist utopian mindset that insists human beings can be perfected through progressive policymaking.

Just think how well WWII might have turned out if Churchill had offered Nazis jobs making cuckoo clocks and FDR had subsidized ramen noodle restaurants in Japan.

If joblessness promotes terror, why are some terrorists well-educated men from middle to upper class families?

Until we face the fact that some people embrace evil, not peace, and deal with it forcefully, Islamic terror will get worse.

The Obama Administration made a dog’s dinner, as the expression goes, with their latest jobs for terrorists blunder. The masked British terrorist “Jihadi John,” a.k.a. Mohammad Emwazi, is neither poor nor ill-educated. He is a well-to-do, well-educated man who seeks work committing violence against the world, as was Osama bin Laden. Fort Hood terrorist Maj. Nidal Hasan and al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri are both wealthy doctors from wealthy families, and American jihadist Jihad John Walker Lindh hails from a middle class family with parents who raised Lindh with a do-as-you-please mentality. They encouraged his journey into Islam and went so far as to help him get to Yemen.

The Obama Administration is lying to the American people: Poverty is not the motive behind terrorism; political and religious ideology are.

According to former CIA Intelligence officer Dr. Marc Sagemen, Islamic ideology demands that the caliphate be restored across the globe:

“Just a few centuries ago, Islam was the most vital and dominant religious force in the world. Now, the lands of Islam are under Western political and economic dominance. Western cultural, social and technical achievements have eclipsed past Muslim grandeur and now challenge core Islamic beliefs. Over the past three centuries, revivalist Islamic movements have tried to answer this challenge. One of their answers is to return to pure and authentic Islam, as practiced by the Prophet and his companions. To them, ‘Islam is the answer’ and only a recreation of the practices of the devout ancestors, salaf in Arabic, will bring glory and prominence back to Muslims … There is an evolution to the strategy of bringing about this ideal Muslim community. Traditionally, Muslims are required to defend an Islamic land invaded by an infidel enemy which threatens its religion and practices. When this jihad is sanctioned by a legal opinion (fatwa), it becomes an individual obligation for all Muslims.”

Sageman says we are not dealing downtrodden men who have become desperate through poverty, but men of means who seek terror as their occupation:

“In terms of socio-economic status, two thirds came from solid upper or middle class backgrounds. Most of the rest came from the ‘excluded’ Maghreb immigrants, or second generation in France, as well as Western Christian converts. They came from caring intact families. The Indonesians were uniformly religious as children, 60% of the Core Arab children were, but almost none of the Maghreb Arab children. As a group, the terrorists were relatively well educated with over 60% having some college education. Only the Indonesian group was almost exclusively educated in religious schools. Most had good occupational training and only a quarter were considered unskilled with few prospects before them. Three quarters were married and the majority had children. I detected no mental illness in this group or any common psychological predisposition for terror.”

If Marie Harf and John Kerry are correct— if joblessness causes terrorism—we have a problem: The United States unemployment rate for teenagers (18.8 percent) increased in January. The jobless rates for adult men (5.3 percent), adult women (5.1 percent), whites (4.9 percent), blacks (10.3 percent), Asians (4.0 percent), and Hispanics (6.7 percent) showed little or no change, and Americans able to find work must accept “lower-paying positions such as temporary work and retail”

Statistics reveal that roughly nine to ten million jobless Americans should be joining Islam and waging jihad against the world, or five million illegal aliens Obama plans to grant amnesty and jobs to. Common sense says progressive utopians need to get out of the government and Americans need to change America back to America.

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  • Barney Ross

    Where’s Biden hidin’? Wasn’t he supposed to be some sort of Middle East expert?

  • Barney Ross

    We should also keep in mind that the likes of Gen. Bill Odom predicted that the 2003 Iraq invasion would be one of the greatest strategic disasters in US history.