Jihad or Business?
BBC reported that more than 5,000 people died in November as a result of jihadist violence.
There were 664 attacks in 14 countries — about 7 people each hour. The four worst countries were Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Syria, accounting for 80% of all deaths.
BBC’s choice of the word “jihad” imparts an unnecessary editorial commentary. It’s more interesting, I suppose, to attribute all of this to the religious crazies. In reality, none of this is due to religion. Religion is good marketing, but this is always about resources and power. When we quit superficially gazing at the rhetoric, perhaps we will get down to resolving these issues.