After Paris Attack, Middle Class Jihadists Debunking Myth That All Islamic Extremists Are Poor And Disenfranchised

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the 27-year-old Belgian man who authorities said masterminded the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris, is helping to debunk a stereotype that young jihadis leaving their Western homes to join militants of the Islamic State are angry, impoverished societal outcasts. Abaaoud is from an area of Brussels that has a strong middle class, booming commercial districts and a gentrifying “hipster” crowd…

  • Maneki-neko

    From the national bureau of economic research: Poverty and Low Education Don’t Cause Terrorism

  • Whatever their class, terrorists are all losers.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This has always been the case. Robespierre was a lawyer.

  • mobuyus

    H e looks right smart in a lead suit.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Owning last year’s iPhone causes shame and terrorism I guess.

    • mobuyus

      Ya can always get the new iPhone 6 with a hoax hate crime.

  • Dana Garcia

    Still not news that jihad isn’t poverty driven — Mohammed Atta was an architect and graduate student in urban planning who came from an educated family.

  • Al_the_Fish

    What is that book in his right hand? Some kind of instruction manual perhaps?
    It must be really good, because I see so many of them in pictures with these guys.

  • Barrington Minge

    “It’s nothing to do with “islam” they say”. So why is this piece of shit holding up a “koran”?