July 13, 2016

The Rich, Educated Jihadis of Bangladesh (David Wood)

An excerpt from, "Tourism takes a blow after terror attacks in Bangladesh" By Sohel Parvez and Sarwar A Chowdhury, The Daily Star, July 11, 2016:
Many foreigners who had plans to visit Dhaka for leisure or business purposes in the coming months have already cancelled bookings with tour operators.

Hospitality and tourism sectors are taking the heat of terrorist attacks in Gulshan, with foreigners cancelling their scheduled trips to Bangladesh for security fears, tour and hotel operators said yesterday (July 10).

On July 1, militants stormed an upscale restaurant located in the capital's diplomatic zone, killing 20 diners, mostly foreigners. The massacre sent shockwaves across the country and beyond.
Who knew Islam is bad for tourism?

Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Bangladesh, and everywhere else where Islam is dominant struggle with attracting tourists. The generals in Egypt were wise enough, at least in one moment of national crisis, to kick the Muslim Brotherhood apes out of power before they were able to do even more damage to the country and its tourism industry. But their intervention has borne little fruit three years later, as periodic terror attacks continue to scare tourists off.

Video Title: The Rich, Educated Jihadis of Bangladesh (David Wood). Source: Acts17Apologetics. Date Published: July 3, 2016. Description:
The attack in Bangladesh once again raises the question, "What causes jihad?" Politicians and the media often answer this question by claiming that jihad arises from poverty and lack of education. The Bangladeshi jihadis, however, were wealthy and well-educated. It seems we must search for the source of jihad elsewhere. In this video, David Wood examines Muhammad's claims about martyrdom to understand why rich, educated Muslims would throw their lives away to kill in the name of Allah.