Facts are Stubborn Things: Here’s the Real Reason People Join ISIS

As the United States and the rest of the freedom-loving world face ever-increasing threats from jihadists, we often find ourselves debating one another about the true cause of radical Islamic jihadists.

What causes someone to radicalize into a terrorist willing to inflict mass casualties, often resulting in his or her own death? Do they turn to organizations like ISIS (the Islamic State) and al Qaeda because they don’t have a good education, good job opportunities, or other socioeconomic factors?

The Obama Administration’s narrative has always been just that.

  • Alain

    I am so fed up with the rubbish of “radicalisation”, which is total BS. The ones, and they are the majority, they call “radicalised” are simply those who take their religion seriously.

    • I note the fad of sudden “internet radicalization” faded pretty quick, that was a bad joke.

      • Alain

        I know but they cling to the lie of “radicalisation”.

  • BillyHW

    Men join ISIS because they want child sex slaves. Woman join ISIS because they want to be sex slaves. Any questions.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      I think young women also join ISIS because they like the idea of humiliating and brutalizing other women, judging from some of the losers from Europe who have gone over there. High school culture has always known these types. They are shallow, vain, queen-bee wannabes who bitterly envy the most popular and high-achieving girls in school and want desperately to be like them, but they can’t because they don’t have the looks, personality, or brains, and they are often the worst bullies because they enjoy taking out their frustration and humiliation on what they see as even lesser beings.

      • BillyHW

        Truly these women are more disgusting than most.