Ed Driscoll

Poor, Poor Pitiful Terrorist

As I noted late last night, the UK Independent seemed surprised, almost a decade after 9/11, that Abdul Abdulmutallab came from a privileged background. I provided links to several examples of Al Qaeda-related terrorists whose wealthy upbringings debunk that urban legend, but Michelle Malkin really explores the topic in depth: “The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist.”

Related: “Shock Claim: Terrorist Boarded Plane Without Passport.”