Tunisian Islamist politician on why youths turn to militancy

Marginalisation of youths and the lack of a functioning state in the Islamic and Arab worlds drive them to seek an alternative with militant groups,  according to the deputy speaker of Tunisia's parliament Shaykh Abdelfattah Mourou. 

Mourou, a co-founder of the Islamic Ennahdha Movement, Tunisia’s second largest party, said:

“The lack of a functioning state creates a suitable climate for takfiri thought to breed; Islamic scholars should move from the stage of reviling this thought to that of confronting it with reason.”

[Takfiris are Muslims who accuse fellow Muslims of unbelief and therefore legitimise killing them].

“Marginalisation of youths in the Islamic and Arab worlds drives them to seek an alternative with militant groups which give them a sense of self-importance and a feeling that they have a cause—one that does injustice to the Islamic faith.”