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History vs. Sociology

Reader comment on item: "The Battle against Islamism Has Not Yet Started"
in response to reader comment: A topic for a PhD thesis: What makes 12-years old boys become killers?

Submitted by Robert (United States), Dec 7, 2016 at 08:27

Dear Prashant,

I think Dr. Daniel Pipes answered the simple part of your question,
that children are impressionable, and learn what to do from their elders.

But you do pose a much harder question,
namely, what is it about Muslim cultures
which produces Muslim Terrorist Children?

I think the fact that the killer was a child isn't relevant;
that's the implicit view of Dr. Daniel Pipes, as I understand his blurb response to you.

However, Dr. Daniel Pipes is a scholar on the Middle East
from the point of view of a Historian.
And his web site (all over hear) as well as his score of books
accounts for what he dubs the emergence of Islamist Ideology
among the people of the Muslim Confession (or Faith).

Whether there are any Sociological answers to your question
is a question regarding a different field.
But I suspect that it wouldn't be prudent,
even if acceptable to find differences between Muslims and Christians for example,
because it would be deemed intrusive upon Religious Liberty.
For example, Dutch politician Geert Wilders, in his country, Holland (the Dutch Republic)
asked in a public rally, "Do you want more or less Moroccans?"
Of course he meant Muslims who are in fact Moroccans.
The audience responded with "less."
And he replied, "We'll take care of that."
Now he is on trial for allegedly inciting hatred.

So you see, it seems that sociological research
as to the violence of Muslims as opposed to non-Muslims,
happens to be Politically Incorrect,
even though it isn't Racism,
because on can leave a religion behind,
but one cannot do that with one's Race, Blood, or Genes (DNA).

Submitting....

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