TITLE

The Cult of Al-Qaeda?

AUTHOR(S)
Welner, Michael
PUB. DATE
October 2001
SOURCE
Forensic Panel Letter;10/1/2001, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Emerging from fragments of clues about the September 11 terrorists and their confederates is strong evidence that forensic psychiatrists have seen before � in the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, and other destructive cults. William Pierce, for example, whose anti-Government rhetoric in "The Turner Diaries," is certainly as apocalyptic as the vision of Al-Qaeda, has never been able to inspire more than lone-wolf terrorism. Destructive cult leaders answer to no one. Destructive cult leaders, in their modus operandi, exhibit the synergy of the most devastating qualities of man: psychopathy, sadism, and power.
ACCESSION #
11136897

 

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