* Educated Jihad ApesÂ
* What? What’s that?
Didn’t our polit-props from peanut Khadr to Willie Clitman and every lefty ‘think tank’ keep telling us for years now that it is only poverty that causes terrorism, and if we would only throw enough money at the problem ‘our Muslims’ would all become just like us? Typically, any leftist out there will tell you that to wipe out terrorism we must wipe out poverty and provide education to all. In reality the jihadists use the internet for Islamic terrorist propaganda and dissimulation , and they use cell-phones to blow us up. A large part of the money raised in the West goes towards the global jihad.
Over the years we have posted many studies that show that not only does poverty not lead to terrorist activity, but that jihad terrorists are generally better educated and wealthier than their peers. Here’s another: “Evidence about the Link Between Education, Poverty and Terrorism among Palestinians,” by Claude Berrebi of the RAND Corporation.
This paper investigates the ways in which terrorism is linked to education and poverty using data newly culled from Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) documentary sources. The paper presents a statistical analysis of the determinants of participation in terrorist activities by members of the Hamas and PIJ between the late 1980s and May 2002. The resulting evidence suggests that both higher education and standard of living are positively associated with participation in Hamas or PIJ and with becoming a suicide bomber, while being married significantly reduces the probability of participation in terrorist activities.
* No wedding bells for the believers, though. that would be un-Islamic…
Hat tip Weasel Zippers
Middle East News
Grenade explosion at Gaza funeral march kills four
Gaza City – At least four people died and more than 30 were injured when a grenade exploded during a funeral procession in Gaza City Friday, hospital officials said.
Some five of the injured were in serious condition, they said.
Police run by the radical Islamic Hamas movement ruling Gaza said Friday’s explosion was caused by a grenade which one of gunmen participating in the funeral and went off by accident. Three of the dead died in the blast, while a fourth fell off a rooftop as he was watching the procession.
One of the Islamic Liberation Party’s (Hizb u-Tahrir) demonstrations in Judea and Samaria (unspecified location). The slogans on the signs condemn the Annapolis meeting and call the United States the “enemy of Islam” (www.al-aqsa.org, one of the ILP’s Websites).