Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The mythical link between poverty and terrorism

Back in 2014:
New research from Queen Mary University of London has found youth, wealth, and being in full-time education to be risk factors associated with violent radicalisation. Contrary to popular views – religious practice, health and social inequalities, discrimination, and political engagement showed no links.
The recent terror attack in Dhaka was committed by young, educated, highly privileged Bangladeshi youth.

Meanwhile, The Straits Times reports:
Two terror groups spread tentacles in Bangladesh
Officials say new breed of militants is efficient, highly educated, more organised.