Im in New York herausgegebenen jüdischen Online-Magazin „Tablet“ beantwortet Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin die uns alle umtreibende Frage „Why do people who are not clinically crazy throw themselves into campaigns of murder and suicide?“ mit dem Befund, dass nicht die Religion sondern sadomasochistische Abgründe die Wurzel dieses Übels sind.
Sie sieht den Beginn der kulturell bedingten Fehlentwicklung schon in frühester Kindheit:
While it is obviously true that we cannot place every terrorist under intensive psychological investigation, we can nonetheless speculate on their behavior and the sources of this trauma. In my own research and descriptive analysis, corroborated by neuroscience findings, my theory is that terrorists may not fully develop empathy, an emotion acquired in the earliest years of life.
The mother is most influential in shaping the baby’s brain, which quadruples in size between the ages of 0 and 3, and is the repository of morality and knowledge. She is also the earliest cultural interpreter of shame and honor for her child.
It is profoundly mistaken, however, to believe that undervalued women who have been constant shock absorbers for male rage and abuse are able to attach in optimal ways when they have their own children. I refer to this elsewhere as “the maternal drama,” which, along with sadomasochism and shame-honor, lies at the heart of Islamist terrorism.
It must be remembered that the father is also a symptom of the underlying problem in shame-honor environments as he, too, was once a baby boy experienced as an object of honor, not as an individual in his own right. Many experts on Arab Muslim culture get this point and emphasize the need for an authoritarian father-figure to keep the shame-honor tribes in line, but that just repeats the awful cycle of treating people like objects.
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Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin, ist Psychoanalytikerin und Autorin von „The Banality of Suicide Terrorism: The Naked Truth About Islamic Suicide Bombing“