Psycho-terrorism

Some say the Jews or the Bush Administration or the reverse vampires were responsible for the 9/11 attacks, but the Church (snicker) of Scientology knows who really did it. Go on, take a wild guess:

Scientology has opened a bizarre new front in its ongoing war on psychiatry: it causes terrorism.
On two scientology chat shows prominent members of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (a Scientology front group whose overwrought website dedicated to exposing psychiatry as an “Industry of Death” can be seen here) calmly explain that bin Laden was brainwashed into committing acts of terrorism by his “psychiatrist”, Al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
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In the second clip President of CCHR International (and surely a star in some sort of Scientology panto, ‘The Psychiatrist Terrorist: He’s Behind You’?) Dennis Clarke confidently describes Zawahiri as “[bin Laden’s] psychiatrist, that’s his doctor, that’s his therapist, that’s… [dramatic pause] the guy who runs him.”
Neither Figueroa nor Clarke seems overly worried about the fact that Zawahiri is in fact an eye-surgeon and not a psychiatrist, that there is absolutely no evidence for what they’re saying, nor that religious violence predates psychiatry by, oh, several thousand years.

Damian P.

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4 thoughts on “Psycho-terrorism

  1. I’m inclined to think that Zawahiri really runs Al-Qaeda, but his being a doctor (eye or psychiastrist) has little to do with it. He speaks a mean sermon and motivates people.

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