The latest non-Islam theory of Islamic extremism: mortgage foreclosure

Kathlene M. writes:

These headlines at Yahoo confirm what your readers are saying:

“NYC bomb suspect’s life unraveled quickly
Not long ago, Faisal Shahzad was living the American dream: Family,
new home, master’s degree. Downward spiral”

A quick perusal of the “downward spiral” story reveals the unfolding liberal narrative: Shahzad “lost his home to foreclosure and moved into an apartment in an impoverished neighborhood in Bridgeport.”

That’s it! The loss of the American Dream made him do it (which probably had to do something with evil greedy white conservative Americans). Oh yeah, and Shahzad “mentioned that he didn’t like Bush policies in Iraq.” It was Bush’s fault too! Otherwise the motive remains mysterious and has nothing to do with Islam.

LA replies:

The foreclosure as economic misfortune story hasn’t held. His mortgage was foreclosed because he left his job, moved his family to Pakistan, and stopped making payments on his house. The foreclosure was the result of his jihadism, not the cause of it.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 06, 2010 10:56 AM | Send

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