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2019-05-05 Sri Lanka
What explains rich-kid terrorists
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-05 00:00|| || Front Page|| [336078 views ]  Top
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#1 If you believe islam creates utopia then removing the evidence it does not (islamic countries are shit-holes compared to western nations) is their natural response.

Rich kids are just able to get the evidence.

Who you going to believe? The koran or your own lying eyes?

Unfortunately they choose koran.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-05-05 07:55||   2019-05-05 07:55|| Front Page Top

#2 Well in the Sri Lanka example, daddy seems to have been the wellspring.

In general, when a rich kid goes splodeydope, I think the dynamic is something like:
1 - make the kid feel guilty because he's rich.
2 - convince him X, Y or Z is keeping his brethren down and he helped by being rich
3 - the only way to expiate his guilt is to uplift his poor, downtrodden brethern by killing all the X, Y or Z's
4 - and by the way, if you kill yourself in the process, that's all to the good - shows true remorse and you get 72 raisins as a reward.
Posted by Sloluting Pholuper6540 2019-05-05 08:28||   2019-05-05 08:28|| Front Page Top

#3 Or consider Patty Hearst. To avoid being forced into a marriage she invented a cult which captured and brainwashed her with Stockholm syndrome to the point where she was spraying bullets with her pretend terror group. All because she was a spoiled rich entitled bitch.
Posted by 3dc 2019-05-05 11:29||   2019-05-05 11:29|| Front Page Top

#4 The SLA was a real terrorist group. Her "kidnapping" may be as you said above

The United Federated Forces of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) was an American left-wing terrorist organization active between 1973 and 1975 that considered itself a vanguard army. The group committed bank robberies, two murders, and other acts of violence.
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-05 12:11||   2019-05-05 12:11|| Front Page Top

#5 Just as there's always someone smarter, there is always someone richer, and some rich kids decide the way to even things up is to become a Bond villain.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-05-05 12:43||   2019-05-05 12:43|| Front Page Top

#6 Because it's islam.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-05-05 14:51||   2019-05-05 14:51|| Front Page Top

#7 Life needs purpose. Most people get absorbed in work, others in sports teams. The idle rich don't have that so they are fertile ground for anything that provides a purpose. In the past that meant Christianity and/or the military service, now Communism and Islam are filling the bill.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-05-05 17:28||   2019-05-05 17:28|| Front Page Top

#8 They take their religion seriously. Their families have enough money that whether they work or not isn't an immediate existential issue, so they have time to learn about the infidels (who not surprisingly shock them more than the familiar vices of the folks back home), and the opportunity to join jihad.
Posted by james  2019-05-05 18:21||  2019-05-05 18:21|| Front Page Top

#9 To be fair, Osama bin Laden was only one of his father’s fifty-six children from his twenty-two wives. That’s less than 2% gone bad. And of Osama’s 20+ children, I am only aware of one who seems to have chosen to walk in his papa’s footsteps, though there may be others who are quieter about it.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-05 21:19||   2019-05-05 21:19|| Front Page Top

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