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    If you think about it, the non-Muslim countries that have been attacked the most by Islamic terrorists are the US, France, UK, Germany, Australia, Canada and they have all sent troops to Middle Eastern conflicts such as the Iraq war and Syria. So would you say this is the primary reason why ISIS doesn't like the West and wants to attack Western nations.
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    No, it's human stupidity.

    Look, I don't like the current foreign policy, but there's no way in hell I would commit a terrorist crime to "get my word across".
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    Nah its cause they is nuts
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    Idk maybe because it seems there essentially isn't even a foreign policy lol the policy seems to be "open the floodgates."
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    Of course not. Terry Terrorist does it because that is his bag. Some people go fishing for fun, others relax at the bridge table; these shmendricks find that causing misery is their thing.
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    No, but it certainly isn't helping the situation.
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    The underlying cause of Islamist terrorism is extreme wahhabist ideology and the desire for their sect of Islam to oppress non Muslims and even other non extreme Muslims. Western foreign policy may motivate some of them, but people tend to exaggerate it in my experience.
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    This idea sounds good... Until you look at the facts. Most Islamic terrorist attacks, and by extension most terrorist attacks in general, are carried out in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan and Egypt.

    There are usually over 100 terrorist attacks per month. The countries listed above will generally see more terrorist attacks in one month, than any one of the western countries listed will in a year.

    Places like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan probably see more attacks in a month than all western countries will see in a year.
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    This is taken from Dabiq, a magazine funded and edited from ISIS. It is from the section, 'Why We Hate You & Why We Fight You'.

    1) "We hate you, first and foremost, because you are disbelievers; you reject the oneness of Allah – whether you realize it or not – by making partners for Him in worship, you blaspheme against Him, claiming that He has a son, you fabricate lies against His prophets and messengers, and you indulge in all manner of devilish practices."

    2)We hate you because your secular, liberal societies permit the very things that Allah has prohibited while banning many of the things He has permitted, a matter that doesn’t concern you because you Christian disbelief and paganism 32 separate between religion and state, thereby granting supreme authority to your whims and desires via the legislators you vote into power. In doing so, you desire to rob Allah of His right to be obeyed and you wish to usurp that right for yourselves.

    3) In the case of the atheist fringe, we hate you and wage war against you because you disbelieve in the existence of your Lord and Creator.

    4) We hate you for your crimes against Islam and wage war against you to punish you for your transgressions against our religion. As long as your subjects continue to mock our faith, insult the prophets of Allah – including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad  – burn the Quran, and openly vilify the laws of the Shari’ah, we will continue to retaliate, not with slogans and placards, but with bullets and knives.

    5) We hate you for your crimes against the Muslims; your drones and fighter jets bomb, kill, and maim our people around the world

    6) We hate you for invading our lands and fight you to repel you and drive you out.

    "What’s important to understand here is that although some might argue that your foreign policies are the extent of what drives our hatred, this particular reason for hating you is secondary"

    Straight from the horses mouth.
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    Easy question, YES
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    I think there would be people with IS motivations whether or not we intervened but clearly western intervention has created a climate where such groups are able to flourish. And those who've lost loved ones and harbour some anti-western hatred are probably the ideal recruits for such organisations.
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    (Original post by akbar0123)
    Easy question, YES
    I don't know how you can say that without engaging with the literature above.
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    The question should be. Who was really behind those 9/11 attacks?

    They set events in motion that has created wide spread terrorism and a refugee crisis. Both are to the benefit of ONE PEOPLE.
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    Islamic State said they carried out the Paris attacks because Paris as a city encourages alcoholism and free mixing of men and women.

    How many freedoms are you willing to give up before you grow a pair and realise that the only way to deal with terrorists is to wipe them off the face of the Earth?
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    (Original post by Underscore__)
    How many western troops were in the middle east when the Air France flight was hijacked 1994? How about Lockerbie? Or the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing? It's all an excuse and if you actually think they're only retaliating then clearly their nonsense is working on you to some degree.


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    The 90s generation always bleeds on about how they're just freedom fighters fighting Western imperialism, too young to realise these groups have been attacking us for decades before they were even born and we were just defending ourselves. Many of these terror groups were aligned with axis during WW2 and we didn't have the foresight to realise we should have given driven them underground just like we did with Hitler and his mates.

    By underground I mean 6 feet underground :cool:
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    (Original post by DukeNukemDavid)
    The question should be. Who was really behind those 9/11 attacks?

    They set events in motion that has created wide spread terrorism and a refugee crisis. Both are to the benefit of ONE PEOPLE.
    On another thread I explained who the real culprits of 9/11 are; just to give you a brief overview it was all a David Copperfield illusion (look at what he did with the Statue of Liberty) and it was funded by Donald Trump (to lower property prices and start a chain reaction that leads to him becoming president) as well as senior illuminati members


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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    If you think about it, the non-Muslim countries that have been attacked the most by Islamic terrorists are the US, France, UK, Germany, Australia, Canada and they have all sent troops to Middle Eastern conflicts such as the Iraq war and Syria. So would you say this is the primary reason why ISIS doesn't like the West and wants to attack Western nations.
    That's a very Western-centric view. ISIS also hate India, Israel, parts of the Phillipines, etc. France wasn't the most passionate supporter of the Iraq War but gets attacked mainly because of the sentiments of many people sympathetic to Algerians.

    ISIS seem to be mainly targeting other Muslims.

    I don't doubt that the Iraq War has created a great excuse for certain religious people to get on a high horse and feel like they're fighting for a greater good, but in reality they're mistaken - as the response to a power getting rid of a brutal dictator who had invaded a sovereign nation (Kuwait), its neighbours (Iran) and employed chemical weapons against huge numbers of their population (the Kurds) and repeatedly violated almost every tenet of the Geneva Convention - the response to this should never be to attack innocent people. Their war simply lacks just cause in comparison (whatever one's view about the mistakes in the execution of the Iraq War).

    This confrontation has been brewing for many years. Instead of building economically prosperous, secular, liberal countries, a minority want to use force to create an immature fascist state. Just because the Soviets or the Americans invaded the country decades ago doesn't give the Taliban any greater justification for murdering women who happen to want an education.

    So there may be some causal connection in terms of the publicity that the war has given to rising Jihadist groups, but there is a difference between "cause" and "blame", as the latter rests solely with the monsters who engage in these terror attacks.
 
 
 

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