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Reader comment on item: [Suicide Bombers:] A Father's Pride and Glory

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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