Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SCOTUS Kerry says throw more money at jihad and that will solve everything

It has been shown over and over again  that poverty is not the root cause of jihad, ideology is.  That is not stopping Kerry from advocating for more money to fight the scourge of extremism.  Your tax dollars at work, again to no avail.

Someone please send him the memo.

From CNS News September 30 by Patrick Goodenough

Kerry: Potential Terror Recruits Need ‘More Economic Opportunities’

( – Launching a new global counter-terror fund, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke of the importance of “providing more economic opportunities for marginalized youth at risk of recruitment” – although much research has debunked the notion of a link between poverty and Islamist terrorism.

At a meeting in New York Friday of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), Kerry and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu unveiled a $200 million initiative designed to leverage public and private funding in support of what the GCTF calls “countering violent extremism” (CVE) efforts.

The aim of the first-of-its-kind fund, known formally as the “Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience,” is to support local communities and organizations to counter extremist ideology and promote tolerance.

“It’s about challenging the narrative of violence that is used to justify the slaughtering of innocent people,” Kerry told the meeting of ministers from the 29 countries making up the GCTF.

The narrative is based in Islamic texts and tenets, but Kerry will never speak that which is labeled Islamophobia.

But alongside the ideological issue Kerry also raised the notion of economic factors.

“Getting this right isn’t just about taking terrorists off the street,” he said. “It’s about providing more economic opportunities for marginalized youth at risk of recruitment. In country after country, you look at the demographics – Egypt, the West Bank – 60 percent of the young people either under the age of 30 or under the age of 25, 50 percent under the age of 21, 40 percent under the age of 18, all of them wanting jobs, opportunity, education, and a future.”

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