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Causes of terrorism

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Submitted by Paul Engel (United States), Jul 26, 2005 at 17:20

An example of why terrorism exists: Too many young people with no jobs, training and future: easily susceptible to the words of their anointed elders. The Muslim world has the largest excess proportion of youths in the world and hasn't figured out what to do with them.

A few years back the authors of a world history book stated that in tracing the causes of the major wars throughout history, the one constant factor they observed was that at the beginning of major wars at least one side had a large excess of young people. War was probably the easiest answer of what to do with them.

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