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Quando non suona più bene

2010-02-05
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Instradato da questo articolo del Sole24ore, ho dato una letta veloce a: Terrorist Dropouts Learning from Those Who Have Left, di Michael Jacobson (che è un senior fellow al Washington Institute’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence).

Il saggio si articola come segue:

  1. Introduction
  2. Reasons for Leaving
  3. Considerations for Policymakers
  4. Conclusion

In Reasons for leaving mi ha colpito il paragrafo intitolato “Cognitive dissonance”:

Events that conflict with a terrorist or extremist’s established worldview can be particularly powerful forces causing him to question why he joined in the first place. This “cognitive dissonance” can shake his confidence in his belief system in surprising ways.

Per un ex-leader del Hizb al-tahrir, Maajid Nawaz, ad esempio:

this type of event occurred while he was serving time in an Egyptian prison. Amnesty International took him on as a “prisoner of conscience,” pressing the Egyptian government to release him from custody. Nawaz, viewing the West as the enemy, was shocked that Amnesty would be willing to support him, and he admits that this “opened my heart to the fact that the ‘enemy’ went out on a limb to defend me, making me realize that there were good non-Muslims.” This was one of the factors that led him to reevaluate his belief system, and it was the turning point in the process that led to his public renunciation of HT.

Facile, no? Ovvio, direi.

L’esatto contrario di ciò che succedeva a Guantanamo. Meno male che ci sono i think tank a ricordarci, decine di anni dopo i fatti, che potevamo fare facilmente delle cose sensate.

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3 Responses to Quando non suona più bene

  1. darmius on 2010-02-05 at 12:07

    è questo il punto: a volte i tank di questi thinkers sembrano moscerini in confronto ai panzer dell’ignoranza di chi dovrebbe dargli ascolto!
    D

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