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  •  I think many of the extremists aren't actually (9+ / 0-)

    that religious--they're just caught up in a mob mentality that appeals to them for some reason--even to the point of destroying themselves.

    The religious zealot ringleaders (the bin Laden types) probably ARE very reliigous (in their own insane perception of what religion is supposed to be) and use that conviction to recruit their followers--but I think the followers are much more devil-may-care about who or what they destroy.

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