It’s NOT poverty and ignorance that lies behind Islamist extremism…

A common myth persists that Islamist extremists and terrorist in the West and the Muslim world are either oppressed economically or not very bright – and easily misled. In fact, as this report shows, they are often middle class and highly educated.

What attracts them is a binary view of the world with well-ordered solutions. Their ideological conviction allows them to brush aside concerns over the bloodshed and suffering caused by terrorists.



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