Islamic Scholar Lamya Kaddor has 5 of her students join the Jihad, writes a book blaming everyone else

Jihad as a form of youth protest

In her new book “Zum Töten bereit. Warum deutsche Jugendliche in den Dschihad ziehen” (Willing to kill. Why German youths are joining the jihad), religious education teacher and scholar of Islam Lamya Kaddor asks why some young Germans are attracted to the jihadi cause. Claudia Mende spoke to her about the radicalisation of young Germans

Ms Kaddor, five of your former pupils went to Syria to join the jihad. How did you react to the news?

Lamya Kaddor: Well, it came as a shock, because I was involved in the boys’ education for a certain amount of time. It felt strange to be affected in this way.

The pupils all attended your religious education classes…

Kaddor: Yes, they were my students. I taught them for years, and they were radicalised after they left school.
Looking back, were there any indications at the time that they would be radicalised at a later stage?

Kaddor: No, none whatsoever. There were no signs at all. Unless you regard a particular vulnerability as a sign. The vulnerability lies in the fact that these young people encounter difficulties in life because of their migrant background, which exposes them to disadvantages because they come from socially difficult backgrounds. This means they meet several of the prerequisites for radicalisation.

  • Exile1981

    She’s lying, 1 is a accident, 2 is a co-incidence and 3 is enemy action. Well 5 is treason against her host nation, toss her ass out of an airplane over ISIS territory.

  • Frances

    Given she knew about their “socially difficult backgrounds” and that they met “several of the prerequisites for radicalization”, wouldn’t you think she would tailor her classes to try to prevent said radicalization?

  • dukestreet

    Liar for Islam.

  • angrymike

    This idiot thinks that multiculturalism is the problem, well then, send them all back to which they came from !! If these ppl can’t understand their host countries values, throw them all out !!!!!! Pretty simple, me thinks…….

  • ellake

    So strange.
    There are so many Filipinos who came from “socially difficult backgrounds”, There are many Vietnameese, Chineese, Ukrainians, Hungarians and others who also have difficult life and came from “difficult backgrounds.” It is a wonder that none of them got radicalized and none of them started to cut people’s heads.
    I simply can not explain that, can you?

  • bob e

    edith cavel had no such luck, did she now ..

  • tom_billesley

    The difference between a muslim and a radicalized muslim is a trip to Syria. Before that, they’re indistinguishable in values and beliefs. “Radicalization” phooey.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Who cares? Send them all the Syriastan or whatever. Hand each one a gun and a meat cleaver and tell them to obey Allah and whatnot.

  • mobuyus

    Socially difficult a mild way of saying Islamic.