My impression of Mark Zuckerberg, especially after seeing the movie and reading stuff about him, was that he was a little prick.
Ya can't judge a book by its cover. (Or Facebook page in this case!)
After reading this story about him we have no qualms about making Markie our "Winner of the Year" for 2015.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday he is a dad and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a "better place" for baby daughter Maxima and others.
In a letter to Maxima posted on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan said they were going to give away 99 percent of their company shares -- estimated value $45 billion -- during their lives in an effort to make a happy and healthy world.
Way to go, Mark!
Now for the bad news:
My wife, who is Catholic, has often said that the best Catholics are the one's who convert, not those who were raised as a Catholic!
With this in mind, it makes sense that a majority of Islamic Jihadists are those people who converted to Islam ................, because when you add this to the fact that, " The characteristics that most extremists seem to share is resentment directed at society, and a narcissistic need for recognition that leaves them open to a narrative of violent glory!" it all starts to make sense. (The religious part comes in after the fact!)
Social factors can contribute to such frustrations, according to Farhad Khosrokhavar, a CNRS researcher who works at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris. Almost all European extremists and terrorists are second- and third-generation immigrants, whom Khosrokhavar says are often “stigmatized, rejected and treated as second-class citizens”. However, since about 2013, the profile of those leaving to fight in Syria has included a much larger proportion of middle-class youth than in previous generations, he says.
Terrorism breeds in prisons
The link between terrorism and prison was highlighted this year. The three terrorists involved in the January attack in Paris on the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket, as well as some of the November 13 attackers, had all done time.
Many French terrorists have a history of petty crime that landed them in prison. Stays there often proved seminal experiences on their path to radicalization, says Khosrokhavar, who spent several years interviewing some 160 staff and inmates at 4 large French prisons, including 15 inmates sentenced for terrorism offences. He says that prisoners often come under the influence of—and form lasting bonds with—radical Islamists and terrorist networks.
‘Entrepreneurs’ drive terrorism
Most of those who get involved in jihadi terrorism in Europe are “misfits and drifters”—people who joined militant networks during life crises or through friends and relatives on the inside, says Petter Nesser, a terrorism researcher at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment in Kjeller.
But he says that the key actors in terrorist activity are a much smaller number of “entrepreneurs”. These seasoned, ideologically driven activists are part of transnational terrorist webs linked both to extremist groups throughout Europe and to armed groups in conflict zones. They are the ones who bring structure and organization to the disaffected majority, through recruitment and indoctrination.
(So, in a nutshell, all these terrorists are pissed off converts! -Ed.)
Well, well, kids. Its seems the Jews weren't behind the 9/11 attacks after all!
“I remember specifically the news reports about Jersey City. They said people were on the roofs watching the planes fly in. They were tipped off prior to the thing,” Bolling said. “And this was a narrative that was going on. I remember video. I don’t remember if it was Pakistan or Paterson.”
Bolling, a former commodities trader, said it is ultimately inconsequential whether “thousands” of American Muslims cheered the attacks or whether “a handful” did.
“There were claims that his group, his whole mosque, was cheering the planes actually, finally, doing what he tried to do in 1993. Whether or not it was a thousand, thousands, a few hundred, a handful. Who cares, there were Muslims,” he added before being cut off to cries of “I care” from his co-hosts.