ISIS - reasons why recruits join.

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    So, we finally have an authoritative study of the causes, justifications and motives of those joining ISIS. And it seems that religion is a major factor after all.

    "Neither inequality nor poverty was a driver of involvement in violent extremism, and wealthier countries were more likely to supply foreign recruits for Isis. In countries with a large Muslim population, low degrees of religiosity, low levels of trust in religious institutions and strong government and social control of religion seem to be risk factors of radicalisation."

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ion-boko-haram
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    Summary of the information about Islamic State recruits:


    Recruits to Islamic militant groups are likely to be well educated and relatively wealthy, a study by the World Bank has found.The research, based on internal records from the Islamic State group, will reinforce the growing conclusion among specialists that there is no obvious link between poverty or educational levels and radicalisation.

    The data, leaked by a disaffected former member of Isis in March, includes basic information on 3,803 foreign recruits from all over the Islamic world and Europe who joined the organisation between early 2013 and late 2014.

    Those arriving in Isis-controlled territory were vetted and interviewed. Data on country of residence, citizenship, marital status, skills, educational status, previous extremist experience and knowledge of Islamic law was recorded.

    [Whatever you think of their dubious objectives, Islamic State have always seemed to be incredibly well organised, and are producing valuable societal research. Every cloud has a silver lining]

    “A large fraction have gone on to study at university … Recruits from Africa, south and east Asia and the Middle East are significantly more educated than individuals from their cohort in their region of origin,” the report said.

    Neither inequality nor poverty was a driver of involvement in violent extremism, and wealthier countries were more likely to supply foreign recruits for Isis. Low degrees of religiosity, low levels of trust in religious institutions and strong government and social control of religion seem to be risk factors of radicalisation.

    Isis’s attitude to using women as fighters has evolved, and varies according to local circumstances. Female recruits have not taken up combat roles in areas the group controls in Iraq and Syria but are increasingly deployed tactically, or at least encouraged to execute terrorist operations in Europe and elsewhere.
 
 
 
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