You just can't make this stuff up. With apologies to Styx....Welcome to the Grand Delusion.
Look, there is no doubt that at the margins Muslims are more easily radicalized because of abject poverty. I doubt anyone would dispute this claim. Americans who are not Muslim might be more prone to violence as well if their economic opportunities are few. But the problem is so much deeper, as just a few examples would indicate.
The 9/11 Muslim hijackers (no, sorry, they were not Jews, or Bushies, or Bildebergers) were all middle class Muslims with plenty of opportunity for economic success before them.
Palestinians, perhaps the most pathetic people on earth, have decent economic opportunity right next to them. In Israel. And the Palis still want to destroy Israel.
Comparatively well-off Egyptians, Turks, Iranians, among others, routinely poll highly when asked if they think that wearing a suicide belt on a public bus is a good idea.
The answer to Islamist violence isn't a job opportunity. Not when the violence is motivated by cultural depravity. Islamists are sick, delusional, and a job would only allow more of them to spend more money buying the implements of death they employ. Can you imagine Machiavelli, or Tzu, extolling the virtues of an "Employ the Jihadi" policy? These kinds of stupid comments, whether uttered by Marie Harf (rhymes with Barf) or anyone else help persuade our enemies we are morally indifferent and militarily weak. We might have the planes, ships, tanks, and personnel, to beat the tar out of any enemy. But when we explain that Jihadi Job Week is a real possibility our enemies, and just as dangerously our friends, understand us to be a weak horse of a nation.
We need a new, and wiser president. Which should not be too hard given how low the wisdom bar is now set. But unlike Jihadi Muslims we won't cut off anyone's head. We will just wait for the next election, hoping (perhaps against hope) that at least a million or so people who regret having voted for Mr. Obama will have an electoral epiphany.
In the meantime maybe we should employ Jihadis. We could school them into how to properly sharpen a knife. Or count ballots in America. You just cannot make this lunacy up.
Just remember it's all a Grand Delusion. Thanks Dennis, and sorry, again.