Jobs To Prevent Jihadis? A Look At Terrorism And Poverty
State Department spokesperson Marie Harf took some heat for suggesting a lack of economic opportunity is a root cause of terrorism. Is she right?By Elizabeth Hagedorn | February 18, 2015
"There's always going to be poor Muslims. And as long as there are poor Muslims, the trumpet's blowing, they'll join. We can't stop that, can we?" said MSNBC host Chris Matthews.
"We can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance; we can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people," U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said on MSNBC.