Monday, July 4, 2016

Why Are 'Rich Kids' Joining The Islamic State To Conduct Suicide Attacks

Photographs of the terrorists released by the ISIS appear to tally with the terrorists gunned down by the security forces after an 11-hour siege.

NDTV/AFP:  Bangladeshi Rich Kids Who Grew Up To Be Jihadists

DHAKA, BANGLADESH: Well-educated and hailing from wealthy families, the gunmen who killed 20 hostages in a Bangladesh cafe defy the increasingly outdated stereotype of jihadists from poor backgrounds who have been radicalised in madrassas.

Six young men were shot dead Saturday at the end of the all-night siege in a Dhaka cafe claimed by the ISIS group.

One may have been an innocent bystander, but among the remaining five are a graduate of Bangladesh's leading private university, an 18-year-old student at an elite school and the son of a ruling party official.

As jihadist groups such as ISIS focus their recruitment efforts on disenfranchised middle class youth, government efforts to eradicate extremism become ever more complicated.

"They are all highly educated young men and from well-off families," Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told AFP. Asked why they would have become jihadists, Khan said: "It has become a fashion."

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WNU Editor: We know that too many madrasas teach a form of Islam that is intolerant of other communities and in some cases preaching violence .... but you have to wonder on what is being taught in these private schools, and how do they get radicalised.


TWN said...

The young usually can be talked into almost anything they don't have the life experience to make proper judgements, I think it's that simple, that's why advertisers and politicians go after the young, they just don't have what it takes to make proper choices, now of course there are some young people that do, but the majority are as bright as a fire fly's arse. Here in the west the voting age should be 30 or 35 but that will never happen.

Jay Farquharson said...

Many of the "Western" terrorists and revolutionary's of the '60's, '70's and '80's were also well educated upper middle class.

"In short, the liaison-class (chiefly professionals: doctors, lawyers, educators and engineers, etc.) which mediates between the dominant Western society and its own backward society, is welcomed in neither."