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Demographic development and Jihad

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Submitted by Werner (United States), Jun 1, 2005 at 01:44

It looks like the borders of the free world are closing increasingly for Muslims. With the birthrate in islamic countries going out of control and as with the industrial development not equaling the birthrate, there will be widespread poverty in those countries.

What is going to happen with all those people? Are they going to become religious and jihadis, or become communists, or entrepreneurial, or apathic, or soldiers on conquests?

In Iran the youth is increasingly skeptical towards the religious caste. It seems, they have a more wordly interest. Most of them are well educated in unadequate jobs; they desire jobs which are according to their intelligence and education. They know, that the Mullahs are not interested in that, or not capable of instituting a developing industry.

In Palestine we have a disillusioned youth, which sees no hope. Many fall prey to religious extremists.

Muslims in former colonies try to get into the west, like France and Spain, through marriages or other means.

For sure there is going to be unrest in those countries, in which direction it goes, I don't know.


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