Rayan Toliver of Arlington, Texas, holds a sign that reads "We Believe In Peace & Love", as Toliver joined other supporters for a muslim conference against hate and terror at the Curtis Culwell Center, Jan. 17, 2015, in Garland, Texas. (AP Photo)

Correlation Not Causation: the Link Between Terrorism and Islam

Militancy and insurgency anywhere in the world has less to do with religious extremism and more with the weak writ of the state in impoverished countries, exacerbated by the deliberate arming of militant groups by regional and global players