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The latent psychopaths...or Muslim extremists...

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Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Mar 17, 2006 at 15:18

One of the difficulties, as Dr. Pipes notes, is that *predicting* radical jihadist actions (of the murderous variety) is not possible. An article on psychopaths was recently published by some legal scholars. Basically they argued the following -- psychopathic deviance of the criminal variety is incurable and untreatable -- the prognosis for a psychopath is bleak -- those identified as criminally psychopathic will likely re-offend and re-enter the criminal judicial system.

Now, the authors argue, if there were a way of identifying juvenile offenders (catch the psychopaths at an early age) who were definitely *the* "psychopaths" -- then the judicial system could just lock them up and forego any treatment (seeing as how any treatment would be a waste of taxpayers' time and money). The problem, however, is that there are no reliable predictors...we cannot tell which juvenile is a "psychopath" and which junvenile can be rehabilitated. I would say, ditto when considering Islamic extremists...there are no reliable "predictors." This is a huge problem...more so when one lives in an extremely liberal society, such as Canada, and virtually any and all Muslim migrants are granted "refugee" status.

On another post I listed 10 or 11 items which I believe Western societies need to re-consider...I need to expand the list...Canada (with its known "democracy deficit" -- people in Canada are frequently appointed to positions, not elected.) I don't want the latent or overt psychopaths (that's Islamists) appointed to Immigration and Refugee Boards, nor do I wish to see them on Parole Boards, nor do I wish to see the Koran in prisons (prisons have higher numbers of psychopaths than the society at large -- do we really wish to have known psychopaths studying jihad?)

There has been a recent decision by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board (again, sitting on the Board are Arabs) who have denied Copts (that's Christian Egyptians) from obtaining refugee status in Canada...Yes, the latent/overt psychopaths have refused to allow Christian Copts to stay in Canada -- the Copts have no records of criminal activity -- they're perfectly well behaved -- but the Muslim Arabs don't like them -- this is the same Board which will allow any number of Arab "Palestinians" into the country. Soooo, where's the outrage??
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