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More focus needed on roots of terror

April 29, 2013

While President Barack Obama and most members of Congress have seemed preoccupied with proposals for new limits on gun ownership since the school massacre in Newtown, Conn....

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MrShaman

Apr-29-13 5:49 AM

"It may be the killers, in their own minds, thought their act was justified for religious and/or political reasons. What we call brainwashing by cults - and that is what some terrorist organizations amount to - is not uncommon. It has been studied exhaustively. And by any reasonable view, susceptibility to it is a sort of mental derangement.

Of course, those who with cold calculation drive others to terroristic acts - while doing all they can to stay out of danger themselves - are not mentally ill. They are evil.

But most acts of terrorism are not committed by leaders, but instead by followers. What is it about some people that makes them engage in brutality at the behest, either overt or perhaps only imagined, of others?"

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This could EASILY have been a comment on the anti-abortion acts-of-violence, in the U.S.

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