Sebastian Gorka: ‘Social scientists don’t have theological understanding of what drives Muslims to violence’

Anthropologist Scott Atran, referred to as ‘one of the few experts’ who has talked directly with al-Qaeda and ISIL fighters, debates counterinsurgency expert Sebastian Gorka on why young people from the West leave their homes to fight for ISIL. Scott Atran imagines Jihad is an expression of Muslim “frustrations”. Why are people from other religions … Continue reading

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