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Economic and Social Inclusion to Prevent Violent Extremism

Islamic State recruits more educated than average: World Bank study

NEW YORK: Recruits into the Islamic State group are better educated than their average countryman, contrary to popular belief, according to a new World Bank study. Moreover, those offering to become suicide bombers ranked on average in the more educated group, said the newly released study titled "Economic and Social Inclusion to Prevent Violent Extremism". The study, which aimed to identify socioeconomic traits that might explain why some are drawn to the Syria-based extremist group, made clear that poverty and…