Aum shinrikyo is representative of the other type of religious terrorist group, in this case a cult shoko asahara adopted a different approach to terrorism by modeling his organization on the structure of the japanese government rather than an ad hoc terrorist group. Critical personal study of religious texts , religious leaders who frame their messages around positive aspects of religion, such as compassion and forgiveness , and who reframe the current acceptability of parochial altruism may go a long way in reducing islamist terrorism [104. Islamic leaders should follow the example set by the catholic church in the 1960's and adopt a doctrine providing for religious liberties and the foundations for inter-religious dialogues.
Sheikh wesam charkawi says he and other religious leaders work hard, 'literally sweating', to break the spell of islamist extremists. I was recently contacted and asked to share my thoughts on how a christian is supposed to deal with narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths to some it may seem like an odd request but actually it isn't at all. An unscrupulous leadership lacking in empathy - or a charismatic leader with a complete lack of feeling - can manipulate the empathy of otherwise good, altruistic people to excuse and even commit atrocities for a supposed greater good. Republican leader newt gingrich issued a press statement after news of obama's letter was made public: it is an outrage that president obama is the one apologizing to afghan president karzai on the same day two american troops were murdered and four others injured by an afghan soldier.
(5) genuine religious, moral, or other values play no part in their lives they have no empathy for others and are capable of violence under older psychological terminology, they fall into the category of psychopath or sociopath, but unlike the typical psychopath, their behavior is masked by a superficial social facade. Religious sociopathy - by rev cj conner into a new sociopathic scheme another national leader is the master at putting on the pitiful face and. Terrorism, violence, and political leadership to inform new political narratives and the development of political leadership the examination presents generalizations about terrorism—a form of political violence by.
A new religious movement (nrm) is a religious community or spiritual group of modern origins (since the mid-1800s), which has a peripheral place within its society's dominant religious culture. Psychopathy is traditionally a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits. Topics for further analysis on the macro level include ethnic conflict, religious and ideological conflicts, modernization stresses, inequalities, presence and legitimacy of institutions for resolving disputes, traditions of violence, erosions of support for government. There really is a link between global warming and terrorism a little context-setting is in order progressivism, all its theoretical euphemisms aside, is and always has been modern tyranny's.
So sociopaths who climb religious orgs are either in it for non-religious reasons, or mentally separate a private/personal religiosity from the canonical/institutionalized version i guess religious sociopaths would be more likely to suffer megalomania. Assisi, italy (reuters) - pope francis and leaders of other world religions said no to war on tuesday, vowing to oppose terrorism in god's name and appealing to politicians to listen to the. The leaders who strive for power and control, and do anything to achieve it they are likely sociopaths they have no regard for life other than their own and no ability at empathy on the other hand you have the extremist followers who are brainwashed to believe they are absolutely doing the right thing. The mindset of a terrorist group reflects the personality and ideology of its top leader and other circumstantial traits, such as typology (religious, social revolutionary, separatist, anarchist, and so forth), a particular ideology or religion, culture, and nationality, as well as group dynamics.
John morehead is associate director of watchman fellowship, a non-profit organization specializing in cults and new religious movementshe is also adjunct instructor at capital bible college in sacramento, california teaching courses on cults, as well as new and world religions. The social psychology of political terrorism has received extensive analysis in studies of terrorism, but the individual psychology of political and religious terrorism has been largely ignored. the sociopathic religious leader and terrorism the sociopathic religious leader and terrorism naturally, when one is given the task to explore terrorism, the first thing one would think to do is look up the definition to establish a deeper understanding. The galvanizing leader of the iranian revolution was a shiite muslim, ayatollah (a religious title) ruhollah khomeini (shiite muslims are a minority—about 15 percent of all muslims—but they constitute the majority in iran, iraq, and bahrain and are about 40 percent of the population in lebanon.
The recent surge of terrorism and issues related to its causes are reviewed in this paper from a middle-eastern perspective first, important related issues such as the definition, ideologies, environment, political, and social reasons that are linked to terrorism are briefly reviewed. While there are unquestionably some psychotic and sociopathic personalities within the movement, taken as a whole, jihadists' use of violence — both terrorism and insurgency — is quite rational it is also worth remembering that terrorism is not associated with just one group of people it is a tactic that has been employed by a wide array. Open letter to dr zuhdi jasser: the fundamental problem is this, islam is a religion created by a sociopathic, pathologically lying, serial murdering, serial raping, pyromaniac, pedophile.