Thursday, September 14, 2006

Pierre Rehov's "Suicide Killers"

I only recently stumbled upon this interview with Pierre Rehov, a movie maker who takes a decidely un-pc slant on the Middle East. He maintains, among other things, that sexual repression, a constant diet of religion, and systematic poverty generate suicide bombers like a factory:

Q - Is there a suicide bomber personality profile? Describe the psychopathology.

A - Generally kids between 15 and 25 bearing a lot of complexes, generally inferiority complexes. They must have been fed with religion. They usually have a lack of developed personality. Usually they are impressionable idealists. In the western world they would easily have become drug addicts, but not criminals. Interestingly, they are not criminals since they don'tsee good and evil the same way that we do. If they had been raised in an Occidental culture, they would have hated violence. But they constantly battle against their own death anxiety. The only solution to this deep-seated pathology is to be willing to die and be rewarded in the after-life in Paradise.

This did worry me, however:

Q - Do all Muslims interpret jihad and martyrdom in the same way?

A - All Muslim believers believe that, ultimately, Islam will prevail on earth. They believe this is the only true religion and there is no room, in their mind, for interpretation. The main difference between moderate Muslims and extremists is that moderate Muslims don't think they will see theabsolute victory of Islam during their lifetime, therefore they respect other beliefs.. The extremists believe that the fulfillment of the Prophecy of Islam and ruling the entire world as described in the Koran, is for today. Each victory of Bin Laden convinces 20 million moderate Muslims to become extremists.

I'd certainly like some of the more devout Muslims to tune in and convince me that this is not so.


Anonymous HLOCK said...

Clearly, there is not everything here.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a pointless and stupid post. What the hell are you trying to say here?

1:17 PM  

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