Thursday, April 25, 2019

So Much for Poverty Causes Islamic Terrorism

4/23/19 Reuters reports that the bombers in Sri Lanka were from well to do homes and well educated. 

“Most of the bombers are well-educated, come from economically strong families. Some of them went abroad for studies,” Wijewardene told a news conference.

It is an article of faith to the left that it is the grinding poverty of the Islamic world, caused by American support of the Israeli "colony" that causes this. The refusal to look at how Islam's hostility to capitalism impoverished them is a serious problem.


  1. Well off, well educated? Do the names Baader Mienhoff, Red Brigade, and the Weathermen Underground ring any bells for anyone?

  2. Wasn't Bin Laden from an obscenely rich family? Although they did cut him off later.

  3. Interesting how the spoiled rich feel compelled to assuage their guilt around their riches by becoming crazy radicals and terrorists.

    I understand Bin Laden's father was a big shot (Saudi builder) and he also became a civil engineer. Apparently that gave him insight into taking down the towers.

  4. The grinding poverty of the islamic world is caused by islam. That's all it takes to make a group of people disfunctional and poor.

  5. Bin Laden's share of the family money was supposed to be ~$200m. I think the family was in construction. That was the amount that he was supposed to have available when he decided to bite the hand that fed him (the US), after the Soviets quit Afghanistan.