Urban poverty and support for Islamist terror : Survey results of Muslims in fourteen countries

  title={Urban poverty and support for Islamist terror : Survey results of Muslims in fourteen countries},
  author={Michael Mousseau},
Survey respondents in fourteen countries representing 62% of the world’s Muslim population indicate that approval of Islamist terror is not associated with religiosity, lack of education, poverty, or income dissatisfaction. Instead, it is associated with urban poverty. These results are consistent with the thesis that Islamist terrorists obtain support and recruits from the urban poor, who pursue their economic interests off the market in politics in collective groups. These groups compete over… CONTINUE READING

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