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July 2nd, 2007

Does the revelation that…

“Doctors from Iraq and Jordan were among the seven suspects arrested in the failed car bombings in London and at Glasgow’s airport”

…do anything to refute that argument that Islamist extremism is caused by poverty and fueled by jobless young men?

Islamic terrorism is the symptom of an ongoing clash of cultures and an undeclared religious war, viagra buy ed not evidence of the need for a global jobs program.

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  • 1. Tim  |  July 2nd, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Excellent point. I think that Islamist extremism, like most other extremist movements in the world, is a political problem not an economic problem. If poverty caused extremism, then Africa would have the most amount of extremists in the world. Actually most leaders of these extremist movements come from rich families. An example is Bin Laden, who come from one of the wealthiest families in Saudi Arabia. The number two in Al Qaeda, Zawahiri, is a surgeon who comes from an extremely educated family. However, I disagree with you that it is an ongoing clash of cultures. Islamic extremism, on the large part, is caused by our involvement in the Middle East due to oil and the support for Israel.

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