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originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: ketsuko
The reason is that one of the richest nations in the world, Saudi Arabia, has been funding Wahhabist madrasas throughout the muslim world for decades. These schools teach fundamentalist Islam and have been supported so that the West is seen as the great Satan and the locals won't look to closely at the horrible crimes against humanity that the Saudis commit on a regular basis. Extremism joined with poverty and the constant drum beat of virtually all media about every bomb the US and the West drops and we have our current state. This is all a thumbnail of my humble opinion of course.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Grambler
My take on it is that while ISIS might have an overarching goal of establishing a caliphate, the acts of terrorism are not a direct means to that end.
Why terrorism? I believe that there are a few motivations but two primary:
1. It's a recruitment tool. It's meant to demonstrate their reach and their resolve. To show these jihadists striking out at the West successfully.
2. I believe it's intended to provoke a particular response and this is what many people mean and most should when they say, "you're playing right into their hands." Think beyond the superficial reason which would be to "provoke fear." They're trying to factionalize Western populations and provoke continued military response.
They want nothing more than non-Muslims to turn on their Muslim countrymen because it rallies people to their cause. And like a lot of far-right zealots, they are trying very hard to orchestrate an all out holy war.
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