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 not terrorising people out of “frustration”?
Sebastian Gorka’s answer is so spot on to the delusion that Scott Atran represents. It’s people like Atran who multiply the problems. They never create a solution.
Aljazeera’s Arena show, 11 September 2015: