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Barack Obama On The Empathy Of Rich Terrorists

by | 15th, July 2008

SAYS BARACK Obama after 9/11 column in the Hyde Park Herald.

The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity.

Asks Jim Gegaghty: “Thank you, Sherlock. How many empathetic terrorists has the world seen? While any culture is capable of generating evil, certain cultures seem to generate more suicide bombers than others. You just don’t find many Amish wearing explosive vests.”

Obama goes on:

It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty…

Obama is still asserting that terrorists are motivated by poverty.

Bin Laden – His power is founded on a personal fortune earned by his family’s construction business in Saudi Arabia.

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