This is slightly abstract, bear with me.
If we are going to the deeper roots of the conflict between an ideology and way of life with the west, could first cousin marriage have much to do with it? It is widespread, and has gone one since Muhammed.
There are clearly genetic physical disadvantages to this, including several defects and perhaps more unseen minor disadvantages, and much of the gene pool is surely afflicted. If we accept there is a strong link between body and mind, as implicit in the mind-body question, and 'mens sana in corpore sano'.....
Then this is perhaps logically consistent with the fundamentalist suffering some type of mental pathology.
So, you're saying that terrorism could potentially result from birth defects?
Sounds a little bit like when Bill Nye said terrorism was caused by global warming. I can see it being a very minor influence but it remains true that ideas are ultimately what cause action.
A big part of Muslim extremism is our economic system which simply leaves towns and communities behind as job opportunities are low and our government refuses to invest in public services and infrastructure.
As such people are attracted to extremes. It's why poor white males are lured to the far right and poor Muslim males are lured to Islamic extremism.
Didn't stop Charles Darwin. Or Albert Einstein. Or Kevin Bacon.
Not sure why I included that last one.
wait till I become a mod..you just wait