Does poverty really cause terrorism? This has been disproven in study after study. Does racism cause terrorism? Then were Muslim doctors involved in the Glasgow and London plots last year, when it can hardly be said that they were victims of disadvantage caused by racism?
So could it be the ideology of Islamic supremacism that leads to terrorism? Naaah. What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
“UK downturn could help fuel terrorism: memo,” by Peter Griffiths for Reuters, September 1 :
LONDON (Reuters) – A economic downturn in Britain could aggravate racial tensions and grievances that help to feed terrorist recruitment, according to a leaked government document.
The draft letter from the Home Office warned that a recession could create conditions likely to increase support for radical Islamist groups.
As jobs become more scarce, “we should expect increased public hostility to migrants,” said the leaked memo, entitled “Responding to Economic Challenges.”
“There is also a risk of a downturn increasing the appeal of far-right extremism and racism, which presents a threat as there is evidence that grievances based on experiencing racism are one of the factors that can lead to people becoming terrorists.”…