Monday, November 29, 2010

Interesting Viewpoint on Terrorists

Humberto S., comment on Yahoo, 11/6/10:

Most of these Muslim terrorist leaders were either born in the West, or studied and worked in the West for years.

That's not a coincidence.

For many of them, the cultural shock was too much. Raised in homes where certain values were held as sacred, realizing the society around them held such values as "barbaric" or "backwards" made them bitter.

In a way, it's similar to the story of some KKK and Neo-Nazi leaders, who were young Liberals working with the needy in poor areas. They expected to be treated as saviours, and all they got was mistrust and getting robbed and beaten.

In general, it's the other people's prejudices, when aimed at someone who's idealistic, what turns good intentions into never-ending hatred.

It's nice to see someone make a coherent and interesting comment on a Yahoo message board. Usually, there's nothing there but mind-numbing tripe and name-calling. In case you're interested, my views on locating likely terrorists can be found here.

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