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Submitted by Dave (United States), Dec 21, 2013 at 15:12

I sometimes read postings and interviews by Nicolai Sennels, a young Danish psychologist who works with Muslim prisoners. Among a couple of his observations are the relative social acceptability of losing one's temper as well as the tendency for Muslims to flaunt their prejudices, rather than try to hide them as Westerners would.

An area I would find interesting would be the psychology behind honor killings. I know the doctrinal basis has three components: No penalty under Sharia if a parent kills a child, the low status of the female, and finally death for un-Islamic acts which could be classified as blasphemy or apostasy. But aren't sons ever honor killed? Killing a child is an unnatural act, and so is suicide bombing, yet both can be occasions for celebration.

I feel we need to hear more Nicolai Sennels, and from other experts willing to analyze this.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Analyze This [146 words]DaveDec 21, 2013 15:12212262
Unbelievable [29 words]JennyJan 11, 2011 11:00181736
fathers comments ...say it all [311 words]Phil GreendJun 29, 2007 23:26101994
permission to use in textbook for highschool [75 words]Sarah JohnsonAug 20, 2003 16:0110685
Thanks to PA propaganda, suicide bombing has become a highly honored act. [38 words]ABRAHAM STEINBERGMay 3, 2002 209
What if...? [40 words]djApr 28, 2002 121

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