Yeah, that’s it: it’s because they come from broken homes, see? Probably this symposium’s solution to this will be the panacea that the Islamic world always turns to in times of crisis: more Islam. And as their youth dive ever more deeply into the Qur’an and Sunnah, these seminar attendees will discover, lo and behold, more terrorism! And the sociologists can collect another paycheck coming up with another cockamamie explanation that ignores the real source of the problem.
From Arab News, with thanks to Romy:
RIYADH, 24 March 2005 “” An unhappy home is the cause of youths going astray and eventually taking to terrorist activities. This was the general consensus of Saudi women delegates at a symposium on the role of the business community in combating terrorism, held yesterday at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI).
More than 200 male and female sociologists took part in the meeting held to coincide with the International Day of Social Services.
A woman sociologist pointed out that a broken home is bereft of understanding and communication with one another within the family. Such a family environment leads to frustration which eventually leads the youth to be misfits in society who resort to nefarious activities.
The symposium focused on the role of social services in combating terrorism. The speakers included Maj. Gen. Dr. Saad A. Al-Shahrani, dean of the College of Higher Studies at Naif Arab Academy for Security Sciences, and Professor Abdul Majeed Tash Muhammad Niazi, member of the Faculty of Social Services, Social Science College, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University.