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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    But again, we see that time and time again that isnt the case. These people (be they jihadists or cultists) once you get them away from the influences of the group, are usually pretty straight people who are reasonably intelligent and not "bad" people by any stretch of the imagination. I think we need to keep in mind that ideology can be a powerful weapon if someone's life is saturated by it.
    I can agree with this. I tend to see cult members as weak and kind of pathetic in their need to be controlled and their inability to think for themselves.
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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I can agree with this. I tend to see cult members as weak and kind of pathetic in their need to be controlled and their inability to think for themselves.
    Cults do in microcosm what advertising does in macrocosm; create, exacerbate, or prey on a person's problems then offer the group as a solution to those problems. This kind of strategy works on people for different reasons. Sometimes these groups offer people a chance to belong to something where they really feel like it's a family. For other people, it's a way to improve one's life or combat a social problem.

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    Re: Jihad Jane arrested in Pennsylvania

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    America's 'Jihad Jane' charged for supporting terrorist plot

    2010-03-10 13:20:00 A Pennsylvania woman known as 'Jihad Jane' has been charged for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and plotting to kill in a foreign country.
    According to an indictment by the U.S. Attorney, Colleen R. LaRose, aka "Fatima LaRose" and "Jihad Jane," has been charged with "conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft."
    LaRose and her five unindicted co-conspirators are accused of recruiting men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, the New York Post reports.


    See also;
    'Jihad Jane' Accused of Terror Ties - Video - FoxNews.com
    I hope they throw the book at her.

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    Re: Jihad Jane arrested in Pennsylvania

    It's ok if you mods wanna merge this thread with mine. The more the merrier.

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    Re: Jihad Jane arrested in Pennsylvania

    She and Mrs Conyers can share a cell.
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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Interestingly enough, the stereotype of people who are manipulated by groups like jihadists (or cultists, the mentality is the same) of them being stupid or weak-willed is pretty much BS. The vast majority of people who get caught up in these groups are fairly intelligent (and may or may not be well educate).

    Many suicide bombers have been college educated and received advanced degrees, even studied at foreign universities.

    I'm not trying to defend or excuse the actions they take, but I think it's a mistake to write jihadists off as "stupid"
    Education doesn't necessarily indicate intelligence. Look at The Shrub as an example.

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    Re: Jihad Jane arrested in Pennsylvania

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    She and Mrs Conyers can share a cell.
    ...with Darth Cheney and The Shrubbery.

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    Re: Jihad Jane arrested in Pennsylvania

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    ...with Darth Cheney and The Shrubbery.
    Neither of which are going to jail......EPIC FAIL
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    Re: Pa. woman accused of recruiting jihadists

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    My point is, middle easterners think with a differnt brain than we do. I suspect they think, things that are logical to us in every sense, are just as foreign to their line of thought as theirs is to ours.

    Venus and mars. Impossible to relate.

    It's hardwired on both ends. How can that be fixed?
    Buy this man a beer. This is the single fact that our so called leaders have never been able to grasp. They somehow think that the Middle Easterner has the same desire as them and wants a Starbuck on every corner.

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