[ExI] LA Times: Rehabbing militants in Saudi Arabia

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 01:08:04 UTC 2007

On 12/29/07, Gary Miller <aiguy at comcast.net> wrote:
> I realize that most of the responses to this thread have been of a sarcastic
> and satirical nature.
> But lets think about this for a few minutes.
> All the terrorists know about America is what they've been told growing up
> in Islamic schools or on the street.

Frankly, all that sounds as a radical lack of perspective.

People who do not suffer from the Stockholm syndrome must certainly
have their perception altered from the fact that they have been
exposed to the distorting influence of the outside world and do not
realise that their kidnappers are ultimately their best friends.
Americans who keep Al-Qaeda militants captive never benefitted from an
orthodox Islamic education, and thus cannot appreciate how
accomplished a human being a successful martyr is, etc. All those
"delusions" may sometimes be corrected, by applying a sufficent
pressure on the subject. What else is new?

Stefano Vaj

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