Why people join Daesh

Tom Government, Reading 4 Comments

Must read article on new research into Daesh. Really not what I thought at all.

“…young people adrift in a globalized world find their own way to ISIS, looking  to don a social identity that gives their lives significance. Groups of dissatisfied young adult friends around the world — often with little knowledge of Islam but yearning for lives of profound meaning and glory — typically choose to become volunteers in the Islamic State army in Syria and Iraq, Atran contends. Many of these individuals connect via the internet and social media to form a global community of alienated youth seeking heroic sacrifice, he proposes.”

The linkage between networks is also far greater than I had thought.


https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-studies-explore-why-ordinary-people-turn-terrorist