ISIS is not about religion. This is something I have been saying over and over. Too many people keep insisting on its religious dimension. This is wrong. My argument is based on studies which disprove any consistent correlation between religiosity and terrorism. The studies prove that socio-psychological reasons are the main drivers of terrorist activities. In a few previous articles I pointed to some of these studies and I also mentioned that it is the sense of humiliation many Muslims feel that accounts for much of terrorism. Here I want to point to another motive: adventurism.
Adventurism has long been recognized as a motive for foreign fighters.Abdullah Hamidaddin