Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?

Malik, Kenan
Date Written:  2015-11-22
Publisher:  Kenan Malik
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18251

The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced with such atrocities, we can often do little but reach for adjectives such as 'barbarous', 'depraved', or even 'evil'. But what is it that makes people act in such depraved, evil ways?

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