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Reader comment on item: [Pew Poll on] How Muslims Think
in response to reader comment: J.S. -- please see what "Dr. Sanity" has to say about Islam and psychopathology.

Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Jul 10, 2006 at 14:49

Clearly, the malady of psychopathic personality disorder is not specific to any one culture -- nor is there sufficient evidence to suggest that there is a genetic predisposition.

I also believe there is a cultural component (ie, learned behaviours), and that Isalm (particularly in its more radical interpretations) fosters the three key indicators of psychopathy -- callousness/cruelty towards others (lack of empathy for others); narcissism ("I'm the greatest, and only what I want matters"); and lack of control (no stopping, no brakes -- a fearless "just do it" mentality.)

CNN has just reported horrific tales of what's occurring in Iraq (one story has it that a girl was murdered, and the severed head of an older woman was sewn onto the body of the girl; another of a boy who had his hands bolted together, then murdered; these crimes are almost beyond belief...utterly sickening.) The "culture" of Islam needs an overhaul (or, at the very least, a massive attitude change of those professing a belief in this "religion")...


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