Syrian army troops and tanks have moved into the city of Baniyas to help put down protests. Reports indicate that more than 800 people have been killed so far, and some observers say that the Assad regime has been arresting 500 people a day.
In other news, commodity prices have taken a sudden plunge, with gold, silver, and copper dropping again on the Asian market. The euro lost value relative to other currencies, amid rumors that Greece may default on its debt and be cut free from the European currency regime.
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“What Merari’s research shows is “a large pool of psychologically healthy, basically altruistic suicide attackers”.”
Given the psychological and physical torture inflicted by Islam on ALL Muslims, this conclusion is impossible to support.
On the societal level, the instant ummah-wide death threat leveled on apostates and the high incidence of a wide variety of physical and sexual abuse perpetrated on Muslim children effectively ensures that Muslim adults grow into extremely troubled adults.
On the individual level, the many Muslim men who support and/or consummate either life-long or temporary polygamous “marriages” that are forced onto their very young clitorized girls – often their first cousins – are merely evil pedophiles – just like their evil pedophile role model named Mohammed.
“…effectively ensures that Muslim adults grow into extremely troubled adults.”
Oops! I meant to say:
“…effectively ensures that Muslim children grow into extremely troubled adults.”