ISIS recruits ‘significantly more educated’ than average countrymen — World Bank study


Obama and Hillary have duped the American people long enough with their myths and blatant lies about Islam and jihadi groups. A vast proportion of ISIS recruits are “far from being uneducated or illiterate,” the World Bank has found in a study of why people join terrorist groups. The report says some of the recruits tend to be even better educated than their average countrymen.
It is not surprising. The Caliph himself has a PhD in Islamic theology.

Herein lies further proof that the lie that Islamic apologists and Muslim supremacists advance is propaganda. Here again, reality flies in the face of the bogus narrative of Islamic supremacists and the leftist lapdogs on their payroll, that jihad is caused by illiteracy and poverty. We are clubbed to death with the lie (literally). But it is often just the opposite. Well-educated and affluent, the jihadis shows that the catalyst for jihad is a move towards the faith of Islam. Religiosity is the catalyst.


–Abdelhamid Abaaoud was the mastermind behind the Paris jihad attacks — he was once a student at one of Brussels’s most prestigious high schools.
—Six students from one of nation’s top elite British schools linked to jihad slaughter
–Private school student Mehdi Hassan died fighting for the Islamic State.
–British Surgeon flees UK to join Taliban
45 Muslim doctors who plotted Islamic terror raids in the US
–Elite private school student Amira Karroum died fighting for the Islamic State.
—Jihadi John revealed as computing graduate from Queen’s Park, London — University educated Londoner Mohammed Emwazi
–DOZENS of university profs and high school teachers held for inciting jihad terrorism.
—3 doctors and a nurse arrested for jihad terror bombing.
—Doctor’s son arrested in imminent bomb plot
—Doctor joins ISIS medical team in “jihad” against the west: “I wish I’d come sooner”
–Bin Laden’s former doctor leading jihadists in the Sinai
Muslim doctor from Flint, Michigan now working for the Islamic State
—Muslim, student at York University, calls for genocide on website called “Filthy Jewish Terrorists”
–Muslim Doctor goes on trial on Islamic terror charges
— Doctoral student Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser plotted train derailment and the poisoning the air or water, resulting in the deaths of up to 100,000 people.

There’s more, much more, but you get the picture.

It has been shown time and time again — whether it was the Muslim doctors who tried to blow up the Glasgow airport; or the wealthy, educated diplomat’s son who attempted to bomb a plane right out of the sky over Detroit on Christmas day; or the group of 45 Muslim doctors who plotted Islamic terror raids in the US; or the rich, well-educated Osama bin Laden; or the 19 9/11 hijackers. Jihad has nothing to do with wealth or education. It is a religion, a totalitarian and supremacist belief system.

One Muslima who joined the jihad, Aqsa Mahmood, grew up in an affluent neighborhood and attended a prestigious private school. The Time Square bomber was the son of an affluent banker and diplomat.

The jihadist who led the mass beheading of Christians on a beach in Libya was an American Muslim. Thousands of Muslims from Europe, North America, Australia, etc. are flocking to the Middle East to wage jihad. They grew up in the West. They went to good schools and came from affluent homes. Some stay in their own countries and aid and abet the jihad — like the business executive in India who also happened to run the most influential Twitter account followed by the Islamic State. Foreign jihadis, beheaders, rapists and slaughterers in the cause of Islam.

At the risk of repeating myself for the past ten years, this war is ideological. It’s religious and political, because Islam is political. Nationality, race, sex, ethnicity, borders, hair color, shoe size, and shirt color are irrelevant. The common thread is Islam — pure Islam.

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“ISIS recruits ‘significantly more educated’ than average countrymen – World Bank study,” RT, 6 Oct, 2016:

A vast proportion of ISIS recruits are “far from being uneducated or illiterate,” the World Bank has found in a study of why people join terrorist groups. The report says some of the recruits tend to be even better educated than their average countrymen.

The World Bank-sponsored report titled ‘Economic and Social Inclusion to Prevent Violent Extremism’ states that, “sixty-nine percent of [Islamic State] recruits report at least a secondary education. Only fifteen percent left school before high school and less than two percent are illiterate,” debunking a common myth about the jihadists.
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The study, aimed at determining the social and economic reasons behind people’s decisions to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), was based on data on 3,803 foreign recruits. The records came from a “leaked cache of the organization’s [IS] personnel records,” as well as nationally representative opinion surveys, such as Gallup World Poll and World Values Survey. These provided information on the recruits’ country of residence, citizenship, age, education status, previous jihadist experience and religious knowledge.

Not only did the study debunk a popular myth that most members of the extremist group lack education, it also said that IS recruits who come from specific parts of the world tend to be better educated than their average countrymen.

“An important finding is that these individuals are far from being uneducated or illiterate. Most claim to have attended secondary school and a large fraction have gone on to study at university,” the report states.

“Notably, Daesh recruits from Africa, South and East Asia and the Middle East are significantly more educated than individuals from their cohort in their region of origin,” researchers write in the report, using an Arabic pejorative for IS.

When enlisting, around 30 percent of the recruits whose data was used in the report told IS what positions they preferred in the organization. The results showed that those who applied for a position of suicide fighter or an administrator on average turned out from the more educated group.

“The proportions of administrators but also of suicide fighters increase with education,” the study says.

The researchers, however, urged others to take caution when interpreting the results since recruits might have been “overestimating” their education.

The majority of recruits also reported having a job prior to joining the extremist group. However, those who chose to become suicide bombers either lacked a job in their country or had served in the military.

“The proportions of administrators but also of suicide fighters increase with education. Recruits who reported not working or being in the military before joining Daesh are the most prone to choosing ‘suicide fighter’ as their preferred option,” the report said.

The study also stated which countries “supplied” the most IS recruits. Among the top five nations researchers named Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey and Egypt. Examining the countries’ economic situations on the whole, researchers found that “wealthier countries as measured by their per capita GDP, are more likely to be supplying foreign recruits for the terrorist group.”

While researchers remain certain that “poverty is not a driver of radicalization into violent extremism,” a “lack of economic and social inclusion” is most likely to have played a role in people’s decision to join IS.

“We find that Daesh did not recruit its foreign workforce among the poor and less educated, but rather the opposite,” they write. “While terrorism is not associated with poverty and low levels of education, the lack of inclusion seems to be a risk factor of radicalization into violent extremism. Moreover, unemployment certainly has explanatory power.”


Policies that promote job creation and better “inclusion” might be able to prevent the spread of extremism, researchers said.

“Looking at a dataset on foreign recruits joining Daesh, we find that the factors most strongly associated with foreign individuals’ joining Daesh have to do with a lack of economic and social inclusion in their country of residence. Promoting greater inclusion, therefore, could not only bring down the level of violent extremism, but it could improve economic performance in the MENA [Middle East and North Africa] region,” the researchers conclude in the report.


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