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in response to reader comment: plenty of examples disprove the education-will-solve-the-problem theory

Submitted by sara (United States), Mar 4, 2012 at 17:30

I am really tired of hearing that ridiculous excuse that leftists put forth, that if only the Islamists were educated, they would not hate or kill or massacre. It is a grand delusion of the arrogant comfortable westerners who cannot conceive that if everyone just had access to education, the world would be a peaceful place. It has been proven time and again that Islamist ideology is not impacted by education or even great living conditions. Just look at the original gangster- Sayd Qutb who spent years in the US studying while maligning the decadent western way of life. He was so educated that he wrote a book...look where that got us.

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