Of course what has not been analyzed is the fact that many “losers” who are of no import or significance but like playing the part of a gunslinging “warrior” because they believe it elevates their miserably lowly status, join in a bid to “be somebody”. We saw it within the cowardly ranks of the bovver boys back in the seventies and eighties. Cowards by nature, yobs with gobs when in groups but total losers without the backing of their mates.
That’s another story which probably overlaps this article in explaining how so many puffed up big girl’s blouses ended up imagining themselves as gun toting Mercs with a capital M when in fact half of them probably more, wouldn’t know how to strip a gun let alone hit something they were aiming at. The feeling of power carrying a rifle or big knife gives them is as close as most of them will come to being of any importance.
by Claire Burnish at FreeThought.com
Shredding the oft- and self-propagated notion the Islamic State is comprised of radical Muslims, the vast majority of the group’s recruits have only superficial knowledge about the religion of Islam — some even purchased the book “Islam for Dummies” just prior to joining.
An analysis of leaked Islamic State documents obtained by Syrian opposition site Zaman al-Wasl and undertaken by the Associated Press found 70 percent of recruits at the height of the group’s push for members only possessed basic knowledge of Shariah, laws derived from verses in the Quran, and “hadith,” the words and actions of the prophet Mohammed.
While 24 percent had attained an intermediate understanding of the religion, a mere 5 percent were considered advanced students of Islam.
That exact ignorance of the religion’s true tenets likely helped inflate Islamic State numbers. As the outlet explains:
“At the height of the Islamic…
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