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Nemacyst October 22nd, 2014 12:56pm

People all over the world are leaving the comfort of their homes to join ISIS. I guess I don't understand the fascination of joining this Islamic Extremist Group, or any Extremist Group for that matter. Anyone care to fill me in on why they do this?

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jab87
10/24/14 6:27 am

Because they are morons, there's no other way to put it. Joining a group of militant people, who really have no intelligent justification for what they do is dumb, and is a cry for help.

chinito Florida
10/24/14 5:51 am

Mostly rejects that have never got laid and they promise them sex slaves and 70 virgins in the afterlife.

NikkiKitti47
10/23/14 8:05 pm

I believe it brain washing people with false hopes and promises

ScrewU Gone
10/23/14 3:38 pm

It's not complicated at all. They truly believe they are joining the perfect Islamic society as described by Allah through Mohammad. That's it.

thebarr
10/23/14 3:27 pm

Honestly I don't know. But I have a theory. The success in ISIS recruitment is a failure of secularism. Instead of a spiritually empty life people would rather live with absolutes. Sometimes even evil is preferable to emptiness.

AaBbCc Georgia
10/23/14 3:10 pm

I heard about a mom who went with her toddlers because of how "protected" it is- for example, they wouldn't be exposed to things like bad language or sexual battery without severe consequences.

DallasFan
10/23/14 3:02 pm

Because they're stupid as fuck

Wes28 CBus
10/23/14 2:11 pm

It's generally filled with losers who couldn't quite fit in with their own society.

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jvc1133 61535
10/23/14 2:01 pm

Play in the sand

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/23/14 12:23 pm

Why do otherwise rational people line up at the recruiters' offices after an event like 9-11? The answer to that question (if there is one) is probably the answer to this question too.

Penn555 Maine
10/23/14 10:12 am

I think a lot of them just want to feel like they're "a part of something". Many of them are teens and young adults, like myself, and I can see the desire to want to feel like you're part of something - what I don't get is the total lack of morality.

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rangeman Lafayette IN.
10/23/14 9:45 am

Because they want to become Pawns??
Used as Cannon Fodder.

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abehm09
10/23/14 7:59 am

They aren't terrorists-they are fundamentalists.

dlaw4570
10/23/14 7:42 am

Stupid people! Also I think the media, as usual, are blowing it all out of proportion. Two teenagers from the US does not make an army. Sex objects, bait, perhaps. Again stupid people!

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ScrewU Gone
10/23/14 3:40 pm

Best estimates are 30,000 men and an unknown number of women. Hundreds from western countries.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/23/14 7:31 am

Maybe it's a sense of adventure or hatred for the establishment. I don't know. I cannot see how anyone would want to harm another person.

typetype level 2 pretty
10/23/14 5:12 am

Religious warm and fuzzy feeling. They're poor. No jobs. Too poor to get a girl/wife person hing. Bored.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 11:13 pm

Virgins. Rewards in the imagined paradise frome the imagined god. Recognition as a martyr. Cash martyrdom payments to immediate family. The last two are real.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/22/14 12:06 pm

Well, they have all sorts of recruitment videos. This explains it a little bit anyway:

youtu.be/SiRuhg7x1zA

Outside of those that do it for Islam, I believe it's akin to joining gangs. Kids join gangs for a sense of belonging, to feel

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/22/14 12:06 pm

important, to have a cause, to make money (ISIS is giving money, housing & Christian sex slaves to recruits). Then of course, there's the thrill of it all. Yeah, psychologically, there are a lot of appealing elements for the right audience.

think4yourself Not a safe space
10/22/14 10:48 am

Some people like death and killing. Most people make poor self destructive choices even though they know better. Destructiveness seems to be a personality trait in humans and most people engage in it in one form or another at varying degrees.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 10:52 am

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eLucidate writing
10/22/14 6:50 am

The answer is religion. These people believe that they are fighting a holy war and will be rewarded for it.

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/22/14 7:00 am

A specific religion. We only see one religion pushing holy war these days and don't bring up ancient history because catholic crusades from the Middle Ages doesn't mean it's ok for Islam to conduct jihad today.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/22/14 7:00 am

Maybe someday the Muslims can crawl out of the Middle Ages and become modernized like most religions have.

duey in a fools paradise
10/22/14 6:39 am

When you look at these people they are young, newly converted to Islam and I believe they are being brainwashed in local Mosques in all western countries. What turned kids into hippies? They are all looking for a version of nirvana.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:48 am

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duey in a fools paradise
10/22/14 7:11 am

I think it just needs to be shown in all of its barbaric glory. Which will be hard to do since liberals see nothing wrong with those who will kill you over a cartoon look at women as cattle or a possession yet sue you if you want a moment of silence

duey in a fools paradise
10/22/14 7:11 am

at a school or in a government building.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 7:28 am

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/22/14 6:34 am

Liberals spit on soldiers in the 60s and 70s. Seems about right for them to be joining radical islam about now.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/22/14 6:30 am

ISIS makes the offer sound appealing to a young guy who is directionless. They say basically "get here with nothing more than the clothes on your back and every thing else you need will be provided for you, including a wife, if you wish".

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:44 am

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USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
10/22/14 6:14 am

Oh I know they are mentle midgets assholes.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:15 am

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/22/14 6:10 am

The same reason people join any other group: they support what that group does and stands for.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:14 am

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/22/14 6:18 am

Obviously, there are things that they say, do or have that take priority over other groups they could be a part of. Beyond the generality of desire and cost-benefit ratios, I don't have answers specific to an ISIL member.

cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 6:09 am

The American education system.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:10 am

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cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 6:20 am

Britain is being over-run by Muslims too. I don't give a fuck what Europeans do. I'm not a Liberal. I am an American.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:22 am

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cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 6:23 am

Liberalism. It's a mental disorder. Don't try to figure it out.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:48 am

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eLucidate writing
10/22/14 6:49 am

Except ISIS is an extremely conservative organization. This has nothing to do with liberalism, as much as you wish it did.

cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 6:54 am

See what I mean Nemacyst? Liberalism is a mental disorder. You'll drive yourself mad trying to figure it out.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:58 am

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/22/14 10:54 am

If muslims extremists are conservative why is it the liberals always sympathizing and making excuses for them and why is it the conservatives that want them eradicated?

cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 11:13 am

"Conservative" Islamists are fine. They're "rebels". Conservative Christians are the real terrorists..,

eLucidate writing
10/22/14 11:18 am

Wow. So much fail.

I suggest you both consult a dictionary before we continue this conversation.

cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 11:24 am

It's a good thing Barack Hussein Obama is arming, and dropping supplies, so that ISIL can kill more Christians.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:07 am

There has been a sharp increase in this sort of thing since Obama got elected.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:09 am

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MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:12 am

Serious answer?
The liberal media has been teaching people to hate western civilization for over a generation now. We are told by "our own people" we are all evil, we are destroying the planet, we are responsible for poverty...

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:14 am

We are told that everything about western civilization is so bad that "we" even elected a guy on the promise that he would "radically transform" us.
A civilization so riddled with self hatred is bound to produce some people who are drawn to ISIS.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:15 am

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MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:16 am

Right- it's all of western civilization.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:17 am

Somewhere along the line our openness to self-criticism turned into self-hate, and that's turned into full blown cultural suicide.

We have to get back to having the confidence that we, as a culture, are doing some things right.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:23 am

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MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:40 am

Wait- who makes a good point?
Me? Or the liberal media?

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:49 am

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MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:53 am

I thought so, but sometimes I need to clarify these things for random liberals passing by.

think4yourself Not a safe space
10/22/14 10:57 am

You are correct milk. The liberals always making excuses for muslim extremists and always saying how horrible America and progress is contributes to the hate that results in extremism.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 6:02 am

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Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
10/29/14 6:03 am

hey...I tried messing you back but it won't send the message. I'm thinking maybe bec your profile is private? started out sick for the first half of October then took a step back when I realized I was happier not engaging some of the craziness on SoH

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
10/29/14 6:04 am

I started voting again, just not commenting yet. I'm sure I'll start commenting again, just don't know when. thanks for checking in, that was very thoughtful. I appreciate it.