From Swords to Bombshells; Where Are the Roots of Islamist Violence?
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
What is Islam? Is the barbarity of September 11 rooted in the preaching of Muhammad? Or are the Islamists, the Islamic fascists bent on the destruction of all who disagree with them, merely an aberration, mixing politics, religion and violence in an appeal to the lowest psychological denominators of suicide bombers?
Historians, political scientists, psychologists are all over the place in supplying answers to these questions. Since most of the suicide bombers are young men whose minds have been drowned in propaganda, doomed to permanent adolescence, it's easy to speculate that they are a maladaptive collective of perverse minds, having become twisted twigs of humanity feeding on hate. …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: From Swords to Bombshells; Where Are the Roots of Islamist Violence?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 16, 2006. Page number: A21. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.