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Friday, April 8, 2016

Yudhoyono: "Poverty causes terrorism"

The former president of Indonesia, and quite possibly the guy responsible for Barack Obama's early education, Susilo Bambang ("Thankee m'am") Yudhoyono obviously believes that poverty causes terrorism. 

So, it is not Islamic scripture, nor the prophet of Islam, Mohammad, nor the fact that many terrorists are highly educated that causes people to kill others and possibly themselves in the process in order to achieve Paradise, but because their low on dough.

That notion is even too far-fetched for uber liberal Princeton's Alan B. Krueger to swallow. Krueger, an economist (that's a person who studies money and people with and without it) analyzed economic polls, data and figures on suicide bombers and hate groups and couldn't come up with any links between poverty and terrorism.

Gee, maybe folks who are willing to blow themselves up into bite-size pieces are doing it for religious reasons.

In a Rand Corporation report in September 2013 on counterterrorism, prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2009, it stated that "Terrorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated, or afflicted by mental disease. Demographically, their most important characteristic is normalcy (within their environment). Terrorist leaders actually tend to come from relatively privileged backgrounds." One author, Darcy Noricks also found that "Terrorists turn out to be more rather than less educated than the general population."

So we must ask ourselves, "Who then, are the real mentally ill?"

Is it those who believe that killing terrorists is giving them what they want?

Is it those who believe that allowing for Muslim immigration so that groups like ISIS can infiltrate us as they said they would is NOT giving them what they want?

Is it like what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that "If you kill terrorists, they win"?

Just who are the mentally ill in this equation?

Yudhoyono praised Australia's acceptance of Muslims as a wonderful example to a world where, for some reason, Islamophobia has developed. He believes that terrorism can be fought through prosperity.

Sounds like a typical liberal solution--just throw money at the problem.

This shows his lack of understanding of why the terrorists want to kill us, and what they see as winning--killing us and forming a world caliphate.