In a public statement released after the 9-11 attacks, Barack Obama blamed “a climate of poverty and ignorance” for the assault on America. Obama has repeated this claim that poverty breeds terrorism over the years.
Nope. Wrong again.
Researcher in Islamism Marco Goli from Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen concludes that radicalized young Muslims are often what one would consider well-integrated: They are better educated than average and also perform better economically and socially, and will therefore be largely able to maintain a double life.
“In relation to the parameters that we normally measure integration, they are in great shape,” says Marco Goli, who in 2010 co-authored a major study of Islamism from the Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation at Aarhus University, Denmark. …”