State Dept: ISIS Sympathy in Middle East Due to High Unemployment, ‘Market of Unhappiness’

( – The State Department’s Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Rick Stengel, said that in many of the countries where ISIS is searching out sympathizers, “there’s high unemployment, there’s lack of education, there are governments that don’t necessarily value free speech — so there is this market of unhappiness that exists already.”

Stengel was testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday about the State Department’s efforts to counter the terrorist group’s online messaging.

Nothing to do with Islam of course…

  • Martin B

    Yes, if Achmed values higher education and free speech then naturally he’ll support Islamic State.

    We are all governed by imbeciles.

    • Especially given how highly educated many Jihadis in fact are.

    • Alain

      Not imbeciles but traitors who take the rest of us for imbeciles.

  • moraywatson

    Islam is satan. Only the sane can resist satan.

  • Daviddowntown

    A 1300 year old market of unhappiness. Thats some staying power. We are governed by idiots.

    • k2

      And by people who know precisely what they are doing but are rather … challenged … in the ethics/morality department.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If these people were doctors you’d walk out of the office. If these people were airline pilots you’d refuse to get on the plane. The State dept is nothing but idiots who got their jobs by blowing someone.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Or, as Hillary would call this latest pronouncement, business as usual.

  • canminuteman

    This guy is probably right. Question then becomes what are we going to do about it? When you have third world retards who are uneducateable and come from a culture who has never invented anything they really have no place in the modern world. With modern technology, that they can use but never contribute to, they see how we live and want a piece of the action. But they are totally incapable of creating what we created, and when we let them come here they are no better off and they drag us down with them. The best long term solution is to turn the third world into a glass parking lot and/or a petting zoo, but letting them come here will drag us all down to their level.

  • Gary

    Hmm, during the 1930’s depression in the USA the STATS for crimes show one of the lowest homicides and violent assault rates.
    One leftist Liberal tried to tell me that was a false STAT because there was nothing to steal and people didn’t have money to buy guns and kill people.
    Liberal have an answer for every STAT they don’t like that doesn’t fit into their version of reality.

    Obama had his life handing to him by White relatives with money and he has no real skills in life other than not being White. But the Leftists mock George Bush who actually flew a fight jet in the National Guard which they mock while Obama now flies on a 747 and needs someone to open the door for him.

    Leftists hate those with a high IQ or skills so they are now causing the Public Schools to pump out Morons that will be Wards Of The State which means lifetime voters for the Democrats as we see in Detroit and Chicago.

  • Green Party

    What’s wrong with the State Department?

    Why didn’t they also blame the Jews for all the discontent in the Arab world. The State Department is changing their message.