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Reader comment on item: Walid Shoebat: "Palestinian turns from radical Muslim to true Zionist"
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Submitted by donvan (United States), Jan 17, 2008 at 12:39

Once the symptoms become manifest, the "Muslim" may become deceitful and mendacious in the acting out of the narrative. To the disordered personality, the mythology becomes the totality of their reality. This is not a problem, unless the acting out of the dogma results in suicidal/homicidal ideation, aggression, hostility, and grandious thinking. Other mythologies have believers, but only the mythology of the "Muslim" leads to the destruction of self and murder of others as amatter of dogma. The notion that the mythology has been 'stolen',or 'hijacked' by a small group, and that the others who have internalized the dogma are unaffected is simple denial of the reality and facts. Nor can the argument be made that the behaviors are culturally based, and not a part of the "Islamic Myth". The myth itself generates a degenerative ethos. One which asserts subjugation and obedience to power as the path to human progress. This contrary to civilized society, which values independence, indivuality, and questioning any and all authority and power.

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