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It is always money and ego.

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Submitted by Donnie Marx (South Africa), Mar 18, 2017 at 13:08

All sports teams try to do well in competitions because that is the surest way to increase sponsorship. The jihadi are no different. Each attack increase the amount of sponsorship a jihadi group get. Their sponsors and their foot-soldiers might believe in a cause but the leadership are in it for the salary and their personal egos.

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