Hearin lie the tactics of the Jihadists, may their heads be found by the bullets that seek them. 1) Most Jihadist leaders don't really believe what they preach. Instead, they preach what they do in the hopes that it will give them power. 2) Jihadists find a group of poor, destitute people, living in despair. They typically blame the people who are actually putting them there. However, this has to stop. Jihadist leaders are typically part of the system that put these people there, so this won't help them gain power unless they can reassign blame, so they convince the downtrodden that they're really on their side, and that it's somebody else's fault that they're poor. They then promise to end the oppression of this other group if these poor people pledge their loyalty and do what they say. 3) Now, they've obviously misplaced blame, and this can be revealed through fact. The news services will eventually get them, so they create their own news. Their news station makes everything look like the target's fault and doesn't report anything to the contrary, even going so far as to report downright lies in order to convince the masses that they are right. Any opposing news source is aggressively accused of being a propaganda wing of the target group and controlled by said group. This is so people will come to rely solely on the jihadist news and immediately assume any source that contradicts them is wrong. 4) Now that they've got this system set up, they try to keep their target audience in poverty. After all, if they become successful, then their poverty can no longer be blamed on the opposing group. Without blame, the system doesn't work. 5) Now that their system is in place, they launch their offensive. Their ignorant masses attack this opposing group without question and with exreme malice and prejudice. With every percieved victory, they gain power. If the other side dares retaliate, their news shows it as proof that they truly are evil. If they don't, it is shown as a sign of weakness and the attack continues. The only real solution is to get them out of poverty the fair and honest way in order to show them whose fault it really is that they're in poverty. Now, does this sound like anyone else we know?