ANSWERS: 28
  • Mislead, lied to, brain washed.
  • I have seen an interview with an honest, life long dedicated Muslim responding to a question about 911, saying that it would not have happened if the US was not supporting Israel. I do not call this man a terrorist, but I do think that he has given us a piece of evidence towards something.
  • Anger and a feeling of not being in control. The feeling of wanting to change and make a difference is often overpowering and people get to the point that they feel doing things civilly is futile. They begin to feel the only way to make people listen is through violence.
  • Hate propaganda & mind control techniques (brainwashing) against other religious beliefs. All religions around the globe have many examples of this subject. Past-present-future. My 2 cents.
  • Extreme sanctimony?
  • misinformation?
  • extreme peer pressure
  • Unfortunately, there are several people in the middle East that use this religion [which, by the way, does not support any kind of violence or suicide whatsoever] just to led this man, for example, into believing that if the doesn't destroy the enemy, he is turning against everything he believes in.
  • Desperation combined with a desire to make a change in the world. Often this desire to make a change in the world comes from a belief in doing the will of Yahweh (Allah), and furthering Yahweh's cause. Sometimes this desire comes from a belief that they are fighting/attacking oppressors.
  • The short answer is religion. And I would only add that "educated" is a relative term.
  • the truth.
  • The same thing that usually drives any educated man to become a terrorist... When a forign military or force comes into his homeland and kills his family and destroys his country... I'd become part of that resistance too, if some foreign entity tried to destroy what I live for.
  • 72 virgins sounds like a good deal to me...
  • radical religious nonsense.
  • bribes
  • ignorance and hatered
  • Hate. Something happens in his life, his country caused by someone or some group and it causes him pain that turns to hate, with hate you can justify anything.
  • Fear of what he does not know and does not undeerstand.
  • Jealousy of a sucessful nation like the USA
  • Theres no justifiable answer to terrorism. If his imaginary God wants people to die for him, hes not a very good God is he lol? Im sorry but thats what I hate about religion, its ok to kill people... but only in the name of your God? Gimme a break. Intelligent or not, brainwashed or not, a need to belong or not, that blind faith is not necessary.
  • He thinks that God told him so and that he would go to heaven and find 70 virgins just for him,and 4 rivers(wine,honey,butter-milk and water) for martyrs
  • Jihad..a crazy fight for the sake of religion
  • http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3b3_1230864719
  • One big factor is that the U.S. has been stirring up trouble in the mideast for many years, by sending massive welfare checks and weapons to Israel. This enables Israel to continue antagonizing its neighbors. Without all the $$ and unconditional support we give them, Israel would be forced to settle its differences diplomatically--or suffer the consequences. Our financial and military support of Israel is what led to the attacks of 9-11. I for one am fed up with sending my tax $$ to Israel and funding their military operations.
  • Sexual deprevity -- they just want the virgins
  • In the United States and the west the question was asked, why do 'they' hate us so much? And the answer that was given was that these terrorists are a group of MUSLIMS that hate the United States because of what it stands for. The government used their religion and culture as an excuse. That worked so well because people in the United States in general know very little about the arab culture and religion, so they fear it. AlQaeda uses Islam as a basis for what they do but still everyone thinks that they want to 'kill us all' because of what we believe in and how we live. Thats not really the case, before 9/11 Osama Bin Ladin specifically targeted military targets and not civilian ones. So what drives a muslim man to become a terrorist? its a loaded question but there is a scene from a documentary called 'CONTROL ROOM' that sort of exemplifies an answer. There are two reporters, one a western man the other an educated muslim, watching the footage of the aftermath of 'shock and awe'. The muslim man is very upset because of what he saw on the t.v. (the civillian casulties of the bombing) while the western man, with the t.v. in his view, was cheerful about trying to write a report and i guess the two had to collaberate on it. The western reporter made a joke to try to change the obviously awkward mood and then he told the muslim to 'Lighten up a little'. The muslim replied with something like,"How can i lighten up when my people are dying!!" The same thing that drives a muslim man to become a terrorist is the same thing than drives a christian boy to become a fighter pilot. Its all just about perspective. The only difference is what you use as an excuse for killing people, they use allah and we use freedom. They use independence and we use stability. I'm sure freedom has killed way more people than allah. Thats only if you consider muslims to be people like you and me. I think that the less people know about themselves the less their going to understand a foreign culture. just my 2cents
  • I've read that they are misguided by their leaders that if they die for jihad, they will go to heaven and can have sex with virgins who will welcome them as heros.
  • HIS LEADERS AND HERITAGE.

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