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Terrorism unveiled

Boris Johnson made some comments on the Islamic State in an interview with the Sun newspaper after he visited the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil to see the Peshmerga fighters who are pushing back against the Isis insurgency in Iraq. Johnson is the current mayor of London and a Conservative candidate for a seat in the British Parliament in the next general elections, as well as a likely future leader of his party.

Johnson described men who go to fight with Islamic State as “literally wankers” who watch porn because they can’t meet women. He explained: “If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally wankers. Severe onanists.” Johnson described British jihadis as “tortured” and “very badly adjusted in their relations with women”, something he said was a symptom of “their feeling of being a failure and that the world is against them. They are not making it with girls and so they turn to other forms of spiritual comfort – which of course is no comfort. They are just young men in desperate need of self-esteem who do not have a particular mission in life, who feel that they are losers and this thing makes them feel strong – like winners.”

Speaking on Sky News later on Friday, Johnson defended his comments, saying they weren’t “remotely controversial”. Old Tom and I would like to take the opportunity to publicly and unreservedly endorse his comments.

The wealthiest terroristic groups

Forbes Israel has ranked the 10 wealthiest terror organizations based on their annual income. Terrorist groups raise money by taking up donations from charities, government agencies, as well as through activities such as drug trafficking, robberies and extortion. According to the rank, the richest terrorist organisation today – and in history – is the Islamic State.

1. Islamic State ($2 billions)
2. Hamas ($1 billion)
3. FARC ($600 millions)
4. Hezbollah ($500 millions)
5. Taliban ($400 millions)
6. Al-Qaida($150 millions)
7. Lashkar e-Taiba ($100 millions)
8. Al-Shabaab ($100 millions)
9. Real IRA ($50 millions)
10. Boko Haram ($25 millions)

According to the estimates by the U.S. Treasury, the reason why the Islamic State is so rich is because of its oil revenues: by selling crude oil from captured oil-fields in Syria and Iraq in the black market, the Islamic State makes up to $1 billion a year.