Poor economic conditions are “guilty” for the growing number of terrorists
Experts and researchers are claiming that poor economic conditions have the greatest responsibility for the increasing numbers of terrorists. They underscored that the repercussions of the (regional) economic downturn are evident in the involvement of larger numbers of young people in violence.
The experts assert that the various “terrorists’ motives stem from the deteriorating economic conditions. There are mercenaries who join armed groups as a way to obtain livelihood. There is also a link between criminal activity and terrorism as a means of obtaining mutual benefits.
Ibrahim al-Ghitani, an economic researcher, noted that the deteriorating economic climate supports terrorism. He added that “the involvement of young people from some countries in the region in terrorist operations is an inevitable consequence of poverty.