Monday, March 24, 2008

Anonymous and Misinformed

A note on terrorists, whoever they are

Author and TV documentary maker, Michael Burleigh, author of ‘Blood & Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism’ (published by Harper Press) which investigates the terrorist mindset, said on ‘Start the Week’, BBC Radio 4, Mon 18 Feb 2008:

“Many terrorists have a very dim perception and understanding of the actual intellectual causes they purport to represent. One of the Bader Meinhof people said, “We half read a lot of theory which we fully understood…Police interrogations and studies of [terrorists] who have been arrested in this country have shown that they have quite a limited understanding of their religion.”

Michael Burleigh was a Distinguished Research Professor in Modern History at the University of Cardiff and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is good. I went through the Anonymous message about Scientology on Youtube, and could not find a SINGLE fact - all innuendo snide and generalised. The only factual point I could find was at the end where they called themselves "Suppressives". I think they got that right. I looked at some videos on and they are very interesting and full of information. I thought the one called "The Components of Understanding" very very good. Take a look at it.