After hearing the number two from the state department make the claim that creating jobs will curb terrorists like those who are part of ISIS I need say something. Our political leaders in the White House obviously don't understand religious people and certainly not fanatical religious people. When the White House designated ISIS terrorists as "thugs" they placed them in urban categories that do not apply. But we can see the connection. Young men join gangs and become thugs because they don't have strong families and not many opportunities to get out of the ghetto. One answer is to provide jobs for such young men, if that were possible. And so the comment by the White House to provide jobs to terrorists is connected to how the White House perceives these terrorists. But they are wrong! They are woefully wrong!
In an article you can find here http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/ author Mr. Wood plainly shows that ISIS really believes the claims of Islam and believes they can usher in a new world where Islam dominates. They believe they are the righteous hand of their god. Jobs will not change that belief. And for a young man to have the opportunity to change the world, well, that is what he believes he was made for.
We are in for a long fight if our government continues to consider these terrorists in social and economic terms instead of as a religious group that is trying to usher into the world Armageddon.
A Christian response: Oh Lord! Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious; search out his ungodliness, until thou find none. Let them be confounded, and put to shame. Let them be turned back and brought to confusion. Break their teeth, O God, in their mouths; smite the jaw-bones of the lions, O Lord. So that man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous, doubtless there is a God that judgeth the earth! In Jesus Name, Amen
Oh, and pick up arms when needed and kill the enemy where he stands!