Leading jihadis ‘twice as likely to be students of science as of Sharia’

Prominent jihadists are twice as likely to have studied science at university than subjects related to Islam, according to a new survey, while British fighters appear to know the least about their religion.

The report, which analysed the histories of 100 of the most prominent jihadist leaders of the last three decades, said that despite claiming to be the sole interpreters of Islamic theology, they often had little or no training in the subject.

Osama bin Laden himself went to a secular school and studied economics and business at university, and had little formal Islamic training.

  • moraywatson

    You don’t have to know much to excel at being a muslim totalitarian supremacist. It’s pretty simple. Only delusional and dhimmified westerners seem to be mystified by it.

    • But if only we created jobs for them!

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        They only go to engineering school long enough to acquire bomb making skills.
        There was a story, which I imagine I’d be hard pressed to find now, of a kid who went to my college for a few months and ended up on a terror list later.
        I also found it strange that the former dean had been replaced with a muslim the year after I graduated.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Gee, it wasn’t that hard after all.
        joojled red river college terrorist and a boat load of hits came up.
        (I also say joojle as a reference to a Spinal Tap commercial where Nigel Tufnel says dot ordge instead of dot org.)

      • dance…dancetotheradio
      • Raymond Hietapakka

        …like digging new shitters up in Apttawapi-skat…

      • john700

        There are 3 outcomes for graduates of universities in the Western world: liberal, jihadi or right-wing.

  • WalterBannon

    Here they go again, recycling that old lie that these terrorists are “not Islam”

  • luna

    The leader of ISIS has a PhD in Islam.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I don’t think you need four years and a degree to understand the meaning of “Kill the Infidel”.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      And “rape the females first”. Don’t forget *that* deep theological aspect of the Religion of Peace™.

  • tom_billesley

    An attempt to dissociate jihad/terrorism and islam/sharia.
    I’m not buying it.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    What is there not to “understand” about Islam?” The implication seems to be that if these terrorists had majored in theology they wouldn’t have become terrorists. I beg to differ. No-one needs to do a degree in theology to understand what his or her religion is about.