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Militant Islamists Generally Dissatisfied With Direction Their Lives Are Heading

Terrorist attacks all across the globe have created an air of violence in many countries. The attacks in question are mainly the result of Islamist Extremists who have taken matters into their own hands, to dish out violence to seemingly innocent people. Groups like ISIS, Boko Haram, and Hezbollah have taken a lot of the blame for suicidal attacks and mass shootings that have killed people from all walks of life, religions, and ages. Some attacks have even purposefully targeted school children, in order to provide a shocking method of getting their message across.

Militant Islamists Generally Dissatisfied With Direction Their Lives Are Heading

Islamist Extremists Possibly Motivated By Frustration With Lifes Direction

Pictured here is Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi who walked away from his life as a doctor in Jordan to become a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. (Image from Wikipedia)

It is likely that most of these attackers are motivated by a frustration with the direction that their lives and their religion are heading. On the surface they may show signs of devotion to their faith, sometimes killing themselves in the process of taking others lives. Other times they simple shout praises to God, as if they will be provided some sort of impunity in the afterlife when their souls are risen to God for their judgement.

The frustration comes from different sources, which for some could be perceived societal problems such as the adoption of Western influences and culture in their hometowns. Others may be frustrated with economic issues, or other factors that may seem outside of their own control. Given the relatively high unemployment rates among teens and young adults all over the world, these groups have been especially sympathetic to Islamic causes and extremist groups.

Suicidal attacks appeal to those who would otherwise take their own lives, or resort to lives of crime. Rather than face the shame of taking their own lives without a cause, some of those who participate in suicide bombings or one-way missions hope to receive glory for their murderous actions. They may believe that their names will live on in honor within the groups that they associate, and that their death makes an impact on history and events that will shape the future.

For the most part, suicide bombings have taken place across the Middle East, but there have been some perpetrators who have claimed affiliation with Al-Qaeda, ISIS, or other terror groups abroad.

Militant Islamists Generally Dissatisfied With Direction Their Lives Are Heading.

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Lives in Phoenix, AZ. Graduated from Arizona State University in 2005. Writes for American Live Wire, GM Roadster and Northstar Media