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  1. #1 Christopher Nolan's move "Inception" 
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    It seems like the perfect metaphor for all that is "winning hearts and minds". Muslims don't blow themselves up because they're crazy. They blow themselves up because they're living in a dream world, and in their dream world, they're getting 70 virgins.

    It's all about what happens when a dream becomes more real to you than the real world. We can't win them over with material incentives because they're not willing to accept real world reality. We can only pay them in dream world currency, and folks like Osama have the monopoly on that.


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    perhaps a study of how neurochemistry is affected by such "dream world" ideas, or what neurochemistry leads to such ideas, and then use chemical warfare to fix the problem

    ethical? not at all.

    effective? certainly.


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    Far too simple.

    They commit suicide bombings for many reasons. Among other important motivations are: they believe they are protecting their way of life, which is easy to see from a foundamentallist perspective in the face of the Western juggernaut of media spread ideas; sometime they see us as the root of their current problems, which their past (like us) tend to see the past as far better than it really was; sometimes it seen as the only alternative to gain Allah's favor after some shameful mistake, like getting a young unmarried girl pregnant etc. Occasionally last year an American would ask our Iraq Army brothers about the 70 virgins and it would almost always bring laughter, denial and amazement at our ignorance about their faith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Far too simple.

    They commit suicide bombings for many reasons. Among other important motivations are: they believe they are protecting their way of life, which is easy to see from a foundamentallist perspective in the face of the Western juggernaut of media spread ideas; sometime they see us as the root of their current problems, which their past (like us) tend to see the past as far better than it really was;
    Yeah. I guess even no-religious fundamentalists, like communists, and end up drinking the idealist's coolaid. The idea that, if you get rid of the present leader, and they'll automatically be replaced by a better one. The idea that ruling better is just so simple, and nobody but them has ever realized it before.

    Either that or, the idea that the present leader has a "make everyone better off" button on their desk and they refuse to push it because of their hatefulness. So they need terrorists to convince them to push the button.


    sometimes it seen as the only alternative to gain Allah's favor after some shameful mistake, like getting a young unmarried girl pregnant etc.
    Isn't that still dream world?

    Occasionally last year an American would ask our Iraq Army brothers about the 70 virgins and it would almost always bring laughter, denial and amazement at our ignorance about their faith.
    I have always suspected that was a little too simple. It's nice to see that reaffirmed somewhere.
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