Kerry: Islamic Terrorists Only Want to Kill Us Because They Have No Jobs…..

If you needed any more proof that US Secretary of State John FN Kerry is moron, you have it tonight. Here’s what Kerry said on Monday:

“Getting this right isn’t just about taking terrorists off the street,” he said. “It’s about providing more economic opportunities for marginalized youth at risk of recruitment. In country after country, you look at the demographics – Egypt, the West Bank – 60 percent of the young people either under the age of 30 or under the age of 25, 50 percent under the age of 21, 40 percent under the age of 18, all of them wanting jobs, opportunity, education, and a future.”

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Kerry: potential jihad terror recruits need “more economic opportunities,” launches new global counter-terror fund

Study after study has shown that jihadis are wealthier and better educated than their peers. But we keep throwing money at the problem. The recipients, however, just think of it as jizya, the money that non-Muslims must pay the Muslims as per Qur’an 9:29, and continue waging jihad. “Kerry: Potential Terror Recruits Need ‘More Economic Opportunities,’” by Patrick Goodenough for CNS News, September 30 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

(CNSNews.com) – Launching a new global counter-terror fund, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke of the importance of “providing more economic opportunities for marginalized youth at risk of recruitment” – although much research has debunked the notion of a link between poverty and Islamist terrorism.At a meeting in New York Friday of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), Kerry and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu unveiled a $200 million initiative designed to leverage public and private funding in support of what the GCTF calls “countering violent extremism” (CVE) efforts.

The aim of the first-of-its-kind fund, known formally as the “Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience,” is to support local communities and organizations to counter extremist ideology and promote tolerance.

“It’s about challenging the narrative of violence that is used to justify the slaughtering of innocent people,” Kerry told the meeting of ministers from the 29 countries making up the GCTF.

But alongside the ideological issue Kerry also raised the notion of economic factors.

“Getting this right isn’t just about taking terrorists off the street,” he said. “It’s about providing more economic opportunities for marginalized youth at risk of recruitment. In country after country, you look at the demographics – Egypt, the West Bank – 60 percent of the young people either under the age of 30 or under the age of 25, 50 percent under the age of 21, 40 percent under the age of 18, all of them wanting jobs, opportunity, education, and a future.”

Researchers have noted that some of the most prominent jihadist terrorists over the past decade or more, far from being driven by desperation and a lack of economic opportunity, are educated members of their societies.

Osama bin Laden was the son of a billionaire businessman, Ayman al-Zawahiri is a physician and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has an engineering degree.

A similar pattern was evident in south-east Asia, where key members of the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terror network were well-educated men.

In a study of Singapore’s experience in combating radical ideology over the 2001-2011 decade, researchers from the country’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies observed that they included Yazid Sufaat, a Malaysian former army captain and businessman (who in 2000 provided lodging in Kuala Lumpur to two of the 9/11 hijackers and was later involved in a foiled Singapore bomb plot).

Others were JI bomb expert Azahari Husin, a university lecturer in Malaysia with a doctorate in engineering, killed in 2005; wanted JI fugitive Zulkifli Abdul Hir, a U.S.-trained engineer; Noordin Mohammed Top, a university graduate who became Indonesia’s most-wanted terrorist until killed in 2009; and other JI figures who hold degrees or engineering diplomas.

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.”

One of the authors of the RAND report, Darcy Noricks, also found that according to a number of academic studies, “Terrorists turn out to be more rather than less educated than the general population.”

“Education can encourage terrorism in several ways,” he wrote. “One is that schools may be used simply as convenient recruiting hubs or, in some cases, even as ‘mobilizing structures’ with the right mix of youth, insulation from social control, and opportunities.

“Another is that schools may propagate violent ideology and expand the context in which the use of violence is considered appropriate and desirable.”

The GCTF itself recognizes to some degree that the poverty-terror link is questionable. A document on “good practices” for CVE, adopted by the forum on Friday, notes that “research has rejected the thesis that poverty begets violent extremism,” although it adds that “the gap between the expectations and reality of an individual’s socioeconomic status can be a condition conducive to violent extremism.”

It adds, for instance, that extremists may offer financial payments to individuals or their families.

When President Obama first took office, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the bloc of mostly Muslim-majority states, sent him an open letter attributing terrorism both to “political injustice” – citing the Palestinian issue – but also to “deprivation, poverty [and] despair.”

In earlier years, Obama himself is on record as making the terrorism-poverty link….

5 thoughts on “Kerry: Islamic Terrorists Only Want to Kill Us Because They Have No Jobs…..”

  1. Many non muslims countries and even western countries have poor people who do not bomb or engage in terrorist.Never heard of a Hindu or Buddhist terrorist even if poor and many are in India and other Asian countries.

  2. stop having SO many kids!this I going to bleed the west of so much money, paying for their “cannon-fodder” kids.

  3. poverty doesn’t cause jihad- money does, lots of it. TONS of it from gulf states. before oil wealth, there wasn’t jihad.

  4. From: http://unclevladdi.posterous.com/poverty-and-liberal-crime-23578#

    Poverty and Liberal Crime

    So, is poverty the result of crime, or vice-versa? Criminals refuse to work and prefer to steal from others. They often form into might-makes-right gangs to do so. And they blame their victims. It’s a pattern.

    “Leftists” fit the pattern perfectly.

    And it’s a vicious cycle:

    Many poor people have had their lives degraded by the leftist victimology salesmanship which discourages the maintenance of their families, relieves people of their fear of want (which is what creates ambition and self-reliance,) and by teaching them that they are hated and helpless victims of larger social groups, undermines their hope in their own ability to shape their futures.

    Many places in the world inhabited by those in relatively extreme poverty also seem to enjoy the lowest crime rates.

    For instance, why does Clay County, Ky. – one of the poorest counties in the United States – have such a low murder rate? Could it be because it’s 93-percent white?

    Liberals say: “WE (i.e: you) have to help Blacks because they are inferior!” And of course they always insist it’s the White Man’s Fault (burden) because we are just so much smarter than they are, that of course it’s all our fault for picking on the poor dumb animals. Liberals ARE racists!

    When liberals assert that “poverty causes crime!” they’re really only confessing that:
    “If I didn’t have something I wanted or needed, I’d be first in line to steal it from someone else, too! Whee!”

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