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Why Are So Many Terrorists Engineers? – NYTimes

It’s all correlations, with lots of expert analysis/explanations, but definitely intriguing.  The guy who tried to set off a bomb in Times Square had a BS in computer science and engineering, BTW.

They say they believe in freedom and share our values. They say a few bad apples shouldn’t bring down judgment on their entire kind. Don’t be fooled. Though they walk among us with impunity, they are, in the words of Henry Farrell, a political scientist at George Washington University, “a group that is notoriously associated with terrorist violence and fundamentalist political beliefs.”

They are engineers.

via Idea Lab – Why Are So Many Terrorists Engineers? – NYTimes.com.

September 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm 2 comments


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