This week....London's mayor....Boris Johnson....did an interview with The Sun. Johnson isn't the typical guy that you'd sit down for an intellectural analysis, or polite conversation. He's direct.
So they asked his opinion of radical Muslims.
His response? "If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w******. Severe onanists. They are tortured. They will be very badly adjusted in their relations with women, and that is a symptom of their feeling of being failure and that the world is against them. They are not making it with girls and so they turn to other forms of spiritual comfort - which of course is no comfort. They are just young men in desperate need of self-esteem who do not have a particular mission in life, who feel that they are losers and this thing makes them feel strong - like winners."
Yep, a hard-hitting comment about the radicals running around in the name of God.
If you pull up a list of the hundred-odd gentlemen who've been involved in bombings in western nations.....there's several observations that you can draw.
Most are between eighteen and thirty years old. Finding a guy over fifty? Virtually impossible.
Most are men, with an occasional female in the group. If you do find a female recruit.....same deal....the vast majority are between eighteen and thirty years old.
Most were inbetween jobs....meaning that career idea one didn't work out and if they are working...it's some relative's job opportunity that was offered to just get them through a period of unemployment.
If you study the psychological profile of suicidal people.....they all have reached a point of desperation and need some up-lifting experience to make them feel as they contributed something in society. In essence, they need a purpose in life to fill a void. Whether this was thought out or discussed with peers....is never really clear. My humble opinion is that you need some people around with the same feelings....to keep your enthusiasm pumped up. It would be interesting to take a cult-awareness seminar or course, and shuffle a dozen radicals through the same deal.....to see the mental results and changes.
Wondering about the "onamist" comment from Johnson? That's a individual who is blessed with a good hand and makes himself happy when required. I had to look it up because it's not a term that you generally hear in some British newspaper.
As for reaction of Johnson's comments? He's spoken a thousand lines of quotes over his life that would typically embarrass most folks. Another line or two wouldn't matter. In this case, he made an observation over some odd things that he's noticed of the radical crowd, and it probably hurts some feelings. Course, all you'd have to do is prove him wrong about it being just losers who end up as radicals.