So much for the left wing mantra that 'poverty is the cause of Islamic terrorism'

Longstanding liberal arguments tying support for violent political organizations to peoples’ economic prospects, resulting in the subsequent government policy recommendations, now have been proven to be a lot of politically correct garbage.

COMBATING  militant violence – particularly within South Asia and the Middle East – stands at the top of the international security agenda. Much of the policy literature focuses on poverty as a root cause of support for violent political groups and on economic development as a key to addressing the challenges of militancy and terrorism. Unfortunately, there is little evidence to support this contention, particularly in the case of Islamist militant organizations.