Paul Lachine

恐怖分子精神失常吗?

奥兰多——

关于恐怖主义动机,最普遍的一个公众误解是,恐怖分子如此作为肯定是“精神失常”。这个令人宽慰的观点是错误的。

例如,美国的保守人士常常怒斥伊斯兰恐怖分子“精神错乱”,视任何试图理解恐怖主义的行为为过火的绥靖和自由主义。尤其是在2001年9月11日后,许多右翼人士把试图理解或解释恐怖分子行径的行为误解为对恐怖分子的宽恕。

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