There's something about engineers…

Gambetta, Diego
June 2009
New Scientist;6/13/2009, Vol. 202 Issue 2712, p26
In this article the author examines the probability of a Muslim engineer becoming a violent Islamist or terrorist. According to the author, engineers are three to four times as likely as other graduates to be involved in violent Islamic groups in the Muslim world since the 1970s. He points out that jihadist recruitment manuals focus on a personality profile instead of technical skills. He cites two hypotheses for the appeal of radical Islamism among engineers.


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