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← Two articles on al-Qeda and Terrorism

chawinwords's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by chawinwords

The most important sentence is in the opening: "In order to counter the process of radicalization, it is necessary to understand the attraction of the narrative or the “messages” of al-Qaeda and its inspired followers."

Consider the use of the word "narrative" and the phrase "inspired followers;" then apply those same two words and the reality the words represent to all forms of narrative (story telling) and inspired followers -- all examples.

The use of the word "inspired" as an adjective leads to the following definition:"Being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods."

Do you really think the sentence only applies to the members of al-Qaeda? Whereas, the greater portion of humankind are followers of narratives, and are inspired. Which, I think, is the opposite of critical thinking.

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:09:00 UTC | #463028