What is “Resilience” and why is it the cure for Jihadi youth?

Why is it that some young people are susceptible to the siren call of jihad while others are not? That’s a question that’s engaging a slew of experts, two of whom share their “insights” with us in an Op-Ed piece in the National Post. Michael Ungar and Amaranth Amarasingam claim that the way to go is by studying and implementing “resilience.”

What the heck is that?

Well, apparently, “resilience” is the au courant buzzword certain “experts” use when they want to explore the roots of radicalization without having to delve too deeply – or, indeed, at all – in all that messy jihad/Islamic supremacism stuff. In so doing, they can set up the problem in such a way as to absolve Islamic theology and those who purvey it, and proffer a specific “cure” – inculcating “resilience” in young people – that is bound to keep these “experts” employed and in great demand for the foreseeable future.

  • Ron MacDonald

    A bullet to the back of the head is faster and less expensive.

  • Hard Little Machine

    CNN had some ex Clinton NSC flunkie on today who said ‘there is no military solution, we have to employ our social skills with conflict resolution to understand their complaints more fully’.

  • tom_billesley

    What they need is cynicism and scepticism. Alas, not qualities of youth.

  • disqus_PwGxBXHn8l

    Some jihadi brides are actually INTO gruesome executions, etc. They are *teen female bullies* who finally get their wish (thwarted in Western societies):

    Picture Madame Dufarge in a burka …

    Who has any excuse for listening to legacy media where things like that cannot even be discussed? – Denyse O’Leary from Ottawa

  • moraywatson

    Plant a potato, get a potato.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Said President Truman, “An expert is someone who is afraid of anything new, because then he wouldn’t be an expert anymore.”

  • All societies create believers in a spiritual side of life. And all societies also have social misfits.

    Neither the spiritual believers or the social misfits are themselves responsible for all of Islam’s dysfunction.

    It is the addition of Islamic theology – the Koran, haidith, and sunnah – which makes the misfits and devout believers toxic.

    Islamic theology is the problem. Without some sort of major reformation of Islamic theology, the Islamic pathology will continue.

  • Frances

    The “experts” are just trying to guarantee years of employment for their fellow social workers, psychologists, etc.

  • k

    If you CHANGE the Koran from a war manual to a huggy huggy faith = prob solved
    one glitch…
    Moe said you can’t QUESTION the Koran = obedient sheeple must OBEY!

    Sheep = moderate = it does not mean they don’t agree with having one of their children become an honoured Jihadi