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Are suicide bombers psychological disturbed or brainwashed by external forces After the attacks on New York and the pentagon on September 11th

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Are suicide bombers psychological disturbed or brainwashed by external forces After the attacks on New York and the pentagon on September 11th and the Madrid and London bombings on April 23rd and July 7th respectively many people blamed deluded terrorists for the attacks. The term terrorist is a correct coin of phrase for the bombers but deluded does not always fit. As we all know Osama Bin Laden and Khalid sheiksh Mohammed are widely believed to be the architects of the attacks. The 19 men on board the planes which came down on that day were just pawns in their machine of hate against the west. Most suicide bombers are seen to be motivated by despair and have probably hailed from a poor stricken segment of society. This is actually incorrect most suicide bombers are said to have been affluent, well educated and from middle class backgrounds. Many suicide bombers are also not motivated by psychological imbalance but by the foreign policies of the countries they attack. ...read more.

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The terrorists may have had their own motives for attacking America but they were obviously led by Bin Laden and Mohammed who organised the attacks themselves they also possibly trained the terrorists as they obviously weren't trained pilots. In fact it is hard to see how psychologically disturbed individuals would be able to pull of such well organised and audacious attacks. It also requires a calm, cool and collected person to control their actions and to divert suspicion this would be the opposite of a mentally disturbed individual who would appear stressed and phased by his actions. It is true to point out though that certain terrorists can be mentally disturbed although this does not often apply to international terrorism. Some terrorists may just have a personal vendetta against a certain group and not a political aim typical of international terrorists. Also psychopaths would be seen as too unreliable to be part of a terrorist group. ...read more.

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which shows a motive of using their actions to avenge Allah and their muslim brothers and sisters. This shows the terrorists to be mentally stable but just extremely focused on a specific aim of their actions. It is in fact not the case that psychological factors cause the actions of suicide bombers but religious factors. This can be sent through Khan and his need for vengeance for his Muslim compatriots. It is also the case to commit the atrocities for the suicide attackers god. You can point psychologically to the fact that suicide bombers have a one track mind and are simply focused on one thing, killing innocent civilians to avenge atrocities and make the victims see how their actions cause them to take drastic actions. Overall it is clear to see that many terrorists are motivated by intrinsic beliefs and views but are in some way influenced by higher forces such as ring leaders to commit their actions this can be seen by many examples of modern terrorism and shows that terrorists are nearly always influenced or brainwashed but not always psychologically disturbed. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jay Faulkner ...read more.

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