Remember the American Taliban, John Walker Lindh? He was the son of divorced hippies in affluent and 90% white San Anselmo, California. Instead of turning to Karl Marx, he turned to Osama bin Laden.
Since then a few other white sons of liberals have joined the Islamic fanatics. The latest is Lucas Kinney, whose father is a compatriot of Steven Spielberg.
From the London Daily Mail:
Mother Deborah Phipps, 53, who was divorced from Lucas's father when he [Lucas] was still at primary school, told yesterday of her dread that her son will be the next Briton killed by a RAF drone strike or in a Russian bombardment, and her fears that he might become a suicide bomber.
Mrs Phipps, who receives occasional emails from her son, is at a loss to explain how he went from a bright, normal teenager to a Muslim fanatic.
After leaving school he attended Leeds University but dropped out after a year. He played in a series of rock bands then went to live with his father in Vienna. It was there that he is believed to have been radicalised.
He is now a figurehead of the Syrian al-Qaeda-linked group Jabhat al-Nusra, and has starred in two propaganda videos posted online under the nom de guerre Abu Basir al-Britani.
Mrs Phipps, who now lives with her second husband in a honey stone executive home in the West Country, with a smart Jaguar parked outside, told the Mail her jihadi son faces continual danger.
Threats include rival Islamists Islamic State – who could capture him as a British trophy – as well as the Syrian army and Russian bombers, and also from RAF drones which have been used to assassinate UK jihadis there.Jag in the driveway.
Head up her arse.
I guess with the fall of the Soviet Union, the sons of the affluent have turned to Muhammad for guidance as they take out on society their own problems.