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ProfessorPreciseaBug Sun 07-Aug-16 08:55:50

From Al Jezeera..

www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/belgian-policewomen-wounded-machete-attack-160806170328808.html

Can society as a whole be protected from this sort of thing?
What is happening?
Where does it come from?

EnthusiasmDisturbed Sun 07-Aug-16 14:55:02

There isn't one answer to those questions

I think we need to try and understand more the pull for young Muslim men towards groups like ISIS. Is it the desire for to have power, driven by anger and hatred towards the west,

Many who are joining are from countries that have very high unemployment rates, many highly educated, countries that are torn apart by the Arab Spring revolution and life hasn't improved

Maybe ISIS provides a structure and some form of security while also being able to channel their anger and hatred

That of course would not be the reasoning for all that are joining some obviously have the desire to spread an ideology that is based on Islam that is non progressive and treats women with no respect and non Muslims as the enemy

And yes as one French minister said we have to accept that we are at war and we are going to face more of these attacks but we have to fight back and that I beleive is with a collective force and try and halt the spread of these extreme forms of Islam and there funding

ProfessorPreciseaBug Sun 07-Aug-16 15:15:33

Indeed where does the money come from?

Salafist imams being paid for by another country.. .. (Saudi?) preaching to disaffected youth about how the west is the cause of all or most evil?

There is already debate in France about the role of foreign funded preachers. Problem is their very secular laws prohibit any state involvement with any religion.

EnthusiasmDisturbed Sun 07-Aug-16 15:47:27

Could they not in someway block investment

The issue with trying to restrict religious influence that is in contrast with our values is that we are restricting freedom. But by not the growth of ultra conservative Islam grows

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