Digging deeper into why so many Muslims are so violent
IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING
This is the second article in our three-part series that investigates why Islam creates such brutal savages. Click here to read Part 1. Today we’ll look at four psychological characteristics that further enable and increase violent behavior: anger, self-confidence, personal responsibility, and intolerance.
Western societies generally see anger as an undesirable characteristic and representative of someone who is short on self-control. Uncontrolled outbursts of anger may cause people to fear you, but never respect you. In Muslim culture, anger is much more accepted. Being able to intimidate people (with your anger) is seen as strength and a source of social status. Ethnic Muslim groups or countries proudly declare whole days of anger, and use expressions such as “holy anger” — a term that seems contradictory in peaceful cultures.
In Western societies, the ability to handle criticism constructively if it is justified, and with a shrug if it is misguided, is seen as an expression of self-confidence and authenticity. This is not the case among Muslims. For them, criticism, no matter how true, is seen as an attack on one’s honor, and it is expected that the honor is restored by using whatever means necessary to silence the opponent. Muslims almost never attempt to counter criticism with logical arguments; instead, they try to silence the criticism by pretending to be offended or by name-calling, or by threatening or even killing the messenger.
Regarding assuming personal responsibility, the psychological phenomenon “locus of control” plays a major role. People raised by Western standards generally have an inner locus of control, meaning that they experience their lives as governed by inner factors, such as one’s own choices, world view, ways of handling emotions and situations, etc. Muslims are raised to experience their lives as being controlled from the outside. Everything happens “insha’ Allah” — if Allah wills — and the many religious laws, traditions and powerful male authorities leave little room for individual responsibility. This is the cause for the embarrassing and world-famous Muslim victim mentality, where everybody else is blamed and is to be punished for the Muslims’ own self-created situation.
While Western societies in general define a good person as being open and tolerant, Muslims are told that they are superior to non-Muslims, destined to dominate non-Muslims, and that they must distance themselves socially and emotionally from non-Muslims. The many hateful and dehumanizing verses in the Quran and the Hadiths against non-Muslims closely resemble the psychological propaganda that leaders use against their own people in order to prepare them mentally for fighting and killing the enemy. Killing another person is easier if you hate him and do not perceive him as fully human.
AS I SEE IT
Let’s summarize what we’ve learned so far. In the Muslim culture you’ve got a psychological cocktail of anger, low self-esteem, victim mentality, a willingness to be blindly guided by outer authorities, and an aggressive and bigoted view toward non-Muslims. All this has been forced upon Muslims through pain, intimidation and mind-numbing repetitions of the Quran’s almost countless verses promoting hate and violence against non-Muslims. And we wonder why so many Muslims become brutal savages. What else can we expect? What the world calls radical Muslims is simply the logical product of a culture that has become a breeding ground for hate-filled fanatics. Remember these facts the next time someone tries to convince us to welcome the Muslim culture into America.
Click here to read Part 3 in this series.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.