Riz Khan – Mind of a ‘terrorist’

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Riz Khan speaks with Jerrold Post and Louise Richardson, two people who have delved into the minds of “terrorists” and what motivates their behaviour.


The Science of Terror – Scientific American Mind

Jihad and 21st Century Terrorism (video)

4 thoughts on “Riz Khan – Mind of a ‘terrorist’

  1. “True believing” terrorists, falter in their own dialect of respective etymologies by believing that “redemption” is something that is reserved for the afterlife, or if they conseed that redemption is prospered upon one of their own within the collectivist trait, they quite feloniously misrepresent the truth within respective societies by propagating the lie of the cause upon younger members of their collectives rather incipiently getting them to waste their young live for a felonious belief in the glory beyond the battlefield. This is a particular quality, and I am being very succinct, in the attribution of finding younger people who submit to the “cause” who readily will give up their life for the cause. This is a lie that prospers itself on the very real psychological construct of the acquisition of “the death wish” as noted by many formidable German psychologists.

  2. The mind of the terrorist is set on a zealous nature of “the cause”…he convinces himself of the “altruism” of the “cause” because “the cause is powerful”. Sublimating oneself to “the cause” rationalizes his own misgivings and latent dissatisfactions with his own ability to solve the problem of augmenting a positive gain in his own life. “The cause” promises fulfillment of his latent misgivings and promises a treasure beyond belief that will satisfy and protect his own interests. “The cause” allows him to gain in his own understanding of “what is worth” to him thereby displacing latent inadequacies caused by the original disfunction, real or imagined. So powerful is the cause that he would profess to give up his own life. But the truth of the matter is that this self emmeliorating tendency is the Bond that he feels with other members of his collective social group, however small in contingencies, he convinces himself, rather zealotly, of the altruism that displaces his own feelings of misgivings in life and inadequate self perception. Within the group, he finds others of which he actually displaces the need to commiserate by adopting a set of beliefs held to be true by others in the group who also have to deal with the denial of the feelings of inadequacy to satisfactorily address the problems of acclimating in an increasingly difficult apprehension of affective change..

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