Jihadists have targeted not just doctors, but also lawyers and scientists. Hmmm. Imagine a bunch of lawyers waging jihad — how would we tell?
“Jihad tapes targeted professions,” from the BBC (thanks to all who sent this in):
Videos have tried to attract doctors, lawyers and scientists into Islamic extremism for more than a decade, the BBC has learned.
The tapes were used to try to shame Muslim professionals to get more involved in violent jihad.
One film from 1999 seen by the BBC shows a man claiming to be a third-year medical student in Birmingham.
He is shown claiming: “What we lack here is Muslims who are prepared to suffer and sacrifice.”
Of fellow Muslim medical students he says: “They get their job, they get their surgery – Â£50,000, Â£60,000, Â£70,000 a year. No struggle, no sacrifice.”