Domestic violence links to radicalisation: attacks in Orlando and Nice reflect

Last Updated: July 22, 2016
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The experts and psychologists say that shootings in Orlando and Nice terror attack have a lot of common: radicalisation is speeding up, people became more
yielding, flexible and pliant. It’s another side of tolerance — you just allow other people to do what they want, being explained that with a bunch of reasons or with no it at all. Domestic violence links to radicalisation, terror attacks are the freshest examples of it in the modern world.

Recent mass killings by attackers in Orlando and Nice are the dangerous not only in terms of security but in terms of psychology, too. Both attackers were radicalized very fast, according to their families. The histories and identities of jihadists have a lot of common, e.g., they had track records of domestic violence, records of depression and questions around their sexual identities. Any psychologist says that such a hesitated personality is the best option for influence, which can be positive or destructive.

An Islamic State group (IS) prefer to hunt on such unhappy and
pliant men and women to wash their brains and to make them terrorists with no personality at all. These destructive psychotechnics is well known, they are not new ones for humankind. The IS message is less about empowering individuals through religion, and more about attracting weak individuals with a psychological need for control and simple answers.

FBI: Domestic violence may lead to radicalisation

According to FBI data, 57% of attacks in 2009-2015 involved former spouses or family members among the victims, 16 percent of attackers were victims of domestic violence. In other words, such an “intimate terrorism” is a feature of jihadists who took the lives of dozens people in Nice and Orlando.

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