Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Jihad Psychopath: How He Is Charming, Seducing, And Devouring Us
Joshua Sinai offers a good review in the Washington Times of Jamie Glazov’s Jihadist Psychopath: How He is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us
This is an interesting, original and important account of how Islamist supremacism’s onslaught against the West, including the United States, employs a psychopath’s nefarious and deceptive strategies and tactics to “devour” Western civilization — just as an individual psychopath would hunt and swindle his unsuspecting and naive prey.
As Michael Ledeen writes in the book’s foreword, it is through such a deceptive psychological approach that jihadist militants “have managed to convince their intended victims that the religious/political war [between the Muslim world and the West] is the fault of the West, and that our best strategy is surrender.”
The author, the editor of Frontpage magazine, is well-positioned to analyze these issues, as it reports on how these threats manifest themselves in Western societies.
What are the psychopath’s nefarious methods? Citing Martha Stout, an author of an authoritative book on the psychology of psychopaths, this consists of “playing the pity card to get people to give him what he wants, which, primarily, means getting the[ir targets] to give him complete power over their lives.”
What makes the psychopath so dangerous is that “he never takes responsibility for any of his actions and, most importantly, that he never says he is sorry. He perpetually poses as the unappreciated martyr and displays unending moral indignation about where he was wronged — a charge that comes accompanied by his eternal (and groundless) accusations against the victim.”
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link: