Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?

It is not poverty or ignorance. A senior State Dept. advisor and Georgetown University foreign policy professor shares what he discovered while living in Pakistan.

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(3) Joel, August 8, 2015 7:04 AM

Hidden ideologies

Extremist from the most popular dictators of the past, to the wannabes of present day, all have an ideology or belief that has been instilled in their thinking from the influence of there raring , education,thats if they have any; people they surround their self with e.g. family and friends,religious beliefs. These are how and why extremist are born..

(2) Jack, August 7, 2015 3:25 AM

This is the explanation of the ignorance..

As if people are too stupid/childish that they can't think of these explanation. These are not the real reasons why people-become-Islamic-Extremists, but the given-reasons are actually the reason why the problem is not solved. It is the explanation of the ignorance deluding the real problem, making people to look the other way, instead of the core problem which is the doctrine of the religion itself:- 'they kill and be killed'! Stop deluding others!! Read the religion's doctrines and understand them, listen not to others explanation but find out the truth yourself from the doctrines itself and not from what we've been told or made to understand by the religious teachers who practice deceits, not knowing it themselves.

(1) John, August 6, 2015 3:54 PM

Parents

WHY? 2 reasons. The first is the most important....it's the way they are brought up. The second is when they become desperate for change. Look no further than racism and bigotry for examples to the first, and Germany prior to WW2 for the second .

 

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