Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Can identifying mental illness stop terrorism?

Here we go again, desperately manufacturing excuses for Muslim killers whose only desire is to die while killing kuffars.  I have to wonder just how long and what it will take to wake up our Western leaders to the ever growing onslaught of Islamic jihad against the West.  If the jihadi are mentally ill they are ill with the teachings of the pedophile Mohammed. 


Can identifying mental illness stop terrorism? Researchers link psychological problems to 'lone wolf' attacks

    New studies challenge thinking that mental illness plays only a minor role
    Dozens of attacks analysed including soldier shot by Canada parliament
    Found that fanatics are often motivated by both ideology and mental health
    Researcher: 'It's never an either-or... it's a dangerous cocktail'

By Simon Tomlinson for MailOnline

Published: 17:37 EST, 15 December 2014 | Updated: 12:24 EST, 16 December 2014

Terror atrocities committed by so-called 'lone-wolf' fanatics could be prevented by identifying and treating mental illness, new studies suggest.

A growing body of research has found a significant link between psychological problems and extremist attacks - challenging decades of thinking that they play only a minor role.

The studies looked at dozens of cases including a radical Muslim who killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament, a right-wing extremist who opened fire on buildings in Texas and an Al Qaeda-inspired assailant who hacked an off-duty soldier to death in London.

Police said all three were terrorists and motivated by ideology, while authorities and family members said they may have been mentally ill.

But the latest body of research suggests they might well have been both.

'It's never an either-or in terms of ideology versus mental illness,' said Ramon Spaaij, a sociologist at Australia's Victoria University who conducted a major study, funded by the U.S. Justice Department, of lone wolf extremists. 'It's a dangerous cocktail.'

Now academics and law enforcement officials are working to turn that research into tools to prevent deadly attacks.

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