killer terrorist

Dr. Wendy: Killers vs. Terrorists

Let’s see. Should we be more suspicious of Muslims? Of course! They compose the majority of terrorist activities throughout the world.
There is no comparison between the killers in our society and Muslim terrorists.
The killers don’t do it to create terror, but for their own sick purpose.
Muslim terrorists kill, but their prime objective is to terrorize. That people die is a secondary consideration, collateral damage. Remember, 20 children were murdered in Newtown. Three were killed in the Boston bombings.
I think that makes the point. The objectives of the two are totally different. There’s a big difference.
To decrease the number of mass murderers, as in Aurora and Newtown, look for those with mental health problems. It’s our responsibility, as a society, to identify these individuals within our communities, report them and, hopefully, get them the therapy they so desperately need.
To decrease terrorism, imams and parishioners at mosques need to identify radicalized Muslims, report them to authorities and counsel them that Islam is a religion of peace.
Islamic radicalism is not a mental health diagnosis according to the Psychologist’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It is based in political and religious orientation. Perhaps, narcissistic personality disorder is the nearest applicable diagnosis and occurs in early adulthood.
Narcissism expresses itself in:

  • A grandiose sense of self importance
  • Belief that he is “special”
  • Sense of entitlement
  • Takes advantage of others
  • Lacks empathy
  • Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

Does that mean we should ethnically profile? Of course we should, unless we are so foolish to buy into the prevailing political correctness. If we do, then we do so at our own peril and that of our fellow, peaceful citizens.