[lbo-talk] Oh! Bitchery!

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sat Dec 17 07:13:05 PST 2011

We do not know that 9/11 bombers were religiously motivated. Most suicide bombers are politically motivated. The target was certainly selected purely on political grounds.


-----Original Message----- From: lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org [mailto:lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org] On Behalf Of James Heartfield Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:09 AM To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org Subject: [lbo-talk] Oh! Bitchery!

Max writes: 'situating all these conflicts in people getting crazy from religion is a profoundly reactionary (and lazy) way of thinking.'

In fairness to the 9/11 bombers (and the 7/7 bombers) they thought that what they were doing was religiously motivated. Of course you can ignore their views and explain their actions in terms of some other goal, attributing to them some kind of false consciousness, but that only shows an essential intolerance - or perhaps indifference - to the dafter ideals of Al Qaida and its supporters. ___________________________________ http://mailman.lbo-talk.org/mailman/listinfo/lbo-talk

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