When people weak, they will believe anything. I once heard it in a TV show. One strong quote to explain a lot of situation in life. That is why we need a strong mental believing in faith from when we once born.
Or else we will become weak person that believe what people want us to. Believing all the lies, buying all the product, they say jump and you say "how high". How high situation are commonly happen these days. People with no brainer but think they do have will try to change things that they can't. I wouldn't put all the blame to them alone but the merit also given to the people who give new false hope to them.
Weak mental with weak faith will lead these action. But afterall it was faith. Anything happen make sure your mental strong and your believing strong. Have faith, be grateful, and keep strong. Stay alive.