One thought on “The Psychological Antidote to ISIS – Part I

  • February 9, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I disagree. I agree that it’s insulting to animals to say that Isis is like animals, but it is untrue to say that most of us have anything in common with these monsters (can’t call them people). They are so devoted to their supremacist religion (Islam), that they believe that it is their right and their duty to enact its directive to submit the entire earth to Islam by warfare by those who feel called to it. Since muhahideen are the privileged, superior humans (in their distorted opinion)to whom all others must submit, they have received license to murder by beheading and every other gruesome way imaginable, both to get those opponents out of the way and as an example to terrify others into submission. Machismo, arrogance, a sense of entitlement, pleasure in inflicting pain: these characterize the Isis fighters, but civilized people fight against qualities like arrogance in ourselves, but few of us EVER have to struggle to resist the urge to cut off someone’s head, no matter WHAT they may say or do to us. No. I have nothing in common with them. If they hope to ever live in our world, even to trade with us, they need to get over the usual interpretation of the Koran and Islam. Al-Sisi said in a speech in December that Islam HAD to be reformed so that Muslims could live in a civilized way beside the rest of us. No. I do not live or think the way those who are products of primitive, archaic cultures do. Our civilization is better than their way of life and thought (I cannot call it a civilization). We need walls between us until Islamists are ready to deal with the rest of the world in a humble and compassionate way, and frankly, I’m not holding my breath.

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