I would even argue that the Islamic violence isn’t about religion either.
Sorry.... long post to follow...
Interesting (at least to me) the violence perpetrated by so called terrorist
groups is essentially (from a legal/ law enforcement perspective) perpetrated by organized violent crime groups
The violence perpetrated by governments is organized legal violent groups
(Side note: Some will argue against this, but terrorism
is at its core a crime. Yes, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter
. None the less, either way, terrorist acts are foremost crimes against the state... murder, kidnapping, destruction of public or private property, etc... crimes. They may or may not be historically
justified... or justified by history
... but remain crimes against the state. I am happy to expand and further explain that to anyone who might be confused or uncertain.)
Back to the organized violent (crime) groups
... there are (obviously) a variety with a variety of both claimed purposes and actual goals...
The Zionists wanted a Jewish homeland.
The PLA wants its
The IRA wanted a "free" Ireland.
(present day USA) wanted freedom from the King.
Islamic Terrorists want freedom from the repression of the West... aka the USA and its allies.
The Mafia wants freedom from the Law.
They all want to buck the system
and all violate the law
to do this...
They all want a few things:
... or some level of freedom
etc.... etc... etc...
The difference between organized violent (crime) groups
is their perspective... and (sometimes) legal standing...
> The Mafia wants money to gain power to gain more money...
> The Zionists wanted money to gain the ability to gain power to obtain their homeland.
> Muslim terrorist want money to gain the ability to gain power to throw off the shackles of Satan (aka the USA and its allies)
> Countries like the USA, USSR/Russian Federation, GB/UK, etc... want money to gain the ability to gain power to gain control over the world's resources that provide money to gain more power....
We are far beyond Maslow's hierarchy of needs
"We" are all (nearly all) being used by the few who want...
> To gain Money
> To gain Power
> To gain more money Money
> To gain Resources
> To gain Power
> To gain more Money
"You" or "we" can start reckoning the process wherever we want, but ultimately the goals are the same....
... violence... money... violence... money... power... violence...resources... power... etc
The motivations are, ultimately, power and money.
The claimed motivation is freedom... sometime supported by religion
The tactics and strategy shift in order, but focus on: money, resources, power, violence...
And propaganda to make it all tase good.