Rabiah Ahmed, spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, D.C., told Freedom that it is not surprising that leaders in the terrorist camp are psychiatrists. “It actually makes sense that they would use those skills to brainwash people who are in their group,” she said. “They would not stop at using drugs to brainwash and in getting others to do their dirty work for them.”
Of note, the driving force behind terrorists, psychiatry, is peculiarly anti-religious, holding that man is a stimulus-response animal, not a spiritual being. The majority of psychiatrists are atheistic or agnostic, according to a published study,25 while in the medical field, psychiatrists are the most likely of all doctors to commit suicide. Particularly since the Second World War, psychiatry has insinuated its way into military and political affairs.
Traditionally, a psychiatric stock-in-tradefrom Nazi “racial hygiene” to Bosnian Serb “ethnic cleansing"has been to devise political or military means of aiding totalitarian efforts. When human rights violations are involved, history has judged such methods to be criminal. In the case of terrorism, such violations are massive, calculated to create as much physical harm and mental distress as possible.
Thus, psycho-terrorism and related violent acts are more properly and accurately understood when viewed from a military, political or even organized crime perspective.
Those who commit acts of terror or who lead others to commit them do not and never have represented Islam, Ahmed said. “As soon as you kill innocent people for your own cause, you’re doing it for a political agenda, a personal agenda, and not for any religious reason,” she added.
Perverting Islamic Education
Freedom’s research revealed that psychiatric methodsbuilt as they are upon the concept that man is an animaldeftly steer members of the Islamic faith away from their religion’s ideals and values.
Scholars interviewed by Freedom pointed out that in doing so the terror masters violate numerous sacred writings that stress being tolerant toward those who disagree with the message of Islam, such as, “‘Bear with patience what they say, and when they leave give a courteous farewell,’ Allah requested.” (Sura* 73:10)
Other examples include “Let there be no compulsion in religion” (Sura 2:256) and “Deal gently with disbelievers....” (Sura 86:17).
It appears to be no coincidence that, beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, psychiatric programs introduced into traditional Islamic schools and seminaries pulled children and youth away from the traditional, positive teachings of the Quran, replacing them with subjective interpretations of such concepts as “jihad” and “martyrdom.”
One program, “death education,” for example, places such an emphasis on death that some children begin to seek it26an action, of course, at odds with Islam, Christianity, Judaism and virtually every other religion.
These programs create fertile ground from which terrorist networks gather recruits. As described in “ ’Sacred’ Explosions” (Volume 35, Issue 1), added inducement comes from substantial monetary rewards for suicide bombers and their families. Family members have their debts liquidated, plus relatives receive pensions for life said to be a minimum of twice the income received before the bomber died.
Funding for this reportedly comes from Iran, laundered via the Central Bank of Syria in Damascus and the Central Bank of Greece in Athens, and is then transferred to a Cairo account, from whence it gets couriered to Gaza City. Israeli intelligence believes money also may be transferred from Tehran to Cairo and to Yemen.
Faith vs. Foment
The seeds of foment planted by the Middle East’s original psycho-terror doctor, Frantz Fanon, have yielded violent acts that the world sees daily in the papers and nightly on the news. But, as Sayyid Muhammad Syeed told Freedom, Muslims “would not do these things by themselves.”
Television presents images of “militants” chanting, and of suicide bombers in green headdresses reciting the Quran, he noted, but these and similar displays of propaganda are simply not enough to create the sweeping behavioral changes needed to produce a suicide bomber. Herein lies the role played by the doctors of terrora role that warrants scrutiny by anyone interested in bringing peace to the Middle East and the rest of the world.
“The aggressors can commit such violence only with the intention of attacking religion itself,” said Harun Yahya, author of Islam Denounces Terrorism.
“It may well be that those who carried out this violence did so to present religion as evil in the eyes of people, to divorce people from religion and to generate hatred toward those who are religiously inclined. Consequently, every attack on American citizens or other innocent people having a religious facade is actually an attack made against religion.”27