Alan Dershowitz: Poverty Doesn't Cause Terrorism; This Culture Supports Ideology "From The Very Top"

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On Tuesday morning's 'Fox & Friends' Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz weighed in on the culture which supports terrorism.

ALAN DERSHOWITZ: You hear people try to be sympathetic to terrorists, saying they grew up poor, they had no opportunity. That is bogus. A lot of terrorists have had good educations, were wealthy, had every opportunity, they've been welcomed to countries like Great Britain and the U.S., they've been educated. This is not about poverty or disenfranchisement, this is about a culture and ideology which supports it from the very top down.

One of the worst offenders is the Palestinian Authority and Abbas, that rewards --has a statute, a law on its books, giving rewards to the families of terrorists. That has got to stop.


Dershowitz also appeared on 'Fox Business Network' Tuesday morning to explain his problem with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Palestinian law affords the widows and families of suicide bombers a pension.

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