Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Empower Moroccan youth

by Steve Utterwulghe and Abou El Mahassine Fassi-Fihri from the Journal of the Turkish Weekly

The causes of suicide bombing are multiple and context-specific. In Morocco, there are essentially two main ones. The first is the rise of militant Islam due to the spread of the Salafi school of thought, which in its more extreme variation cultivates the myth of the martyr. Young women and men reportedly convert to such radicalism and become suicide bombers for purely politico-religious reasons. Numerous Internet sites of radicalised Islam corroborate this explanation.

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