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“…But as the government considers stripping citizenship from Australian terrorists to prevent their return, Mr Aron said the government should make a distinction between the hardcore leaders, such as Islamic State recruiter Khaled Sharrouf, and youth such as reclusive Melbourne schoolboy Jake Bilardi who was recruited as a suicide bomber…” Recruits a useful tool in … Continue reading Recruits a useful tool in fighting Islamic State cult
[A good article for explaining why the expression ‘cultic abuse’ is more useful than labelling a group as a cult. It is what happens to an individual in relation to a manipulator which defines the abuse. Cultic abuse can happen in any organisation…] Criteria for Recognizing a Religious Sect as a Cult May 21, 2015 … Continue reading Criteria for Recognizing a Religious Sect as a Cult
The MEKs story is a tragic one of sustained failure, of being massacred and massacring, of being abused and abusing its own people, of terrorizing and being terrorized, and of a constantly morphing politics consistent only in its oddness and toxicity. That story needs to be heard, but as a cautionary tale, not as expert … Continue reading Cult Leader Will Tell Congress: Fight ISIS by Regime Change in Iran
The empathy trap: therapists and counsellors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients’ recovery ?- but this quality can mean those carers are targets for sociopaths, aided by what Dr Jane?&?Tim McGregor call apaths. The first UK article on this cruel sport shows how to identify and thus avoid it. The Empathy Trap – … Continue reading The Empathy Trap – How To Recognise And Understand Sociopathic Behaviour
A narcissist uses their religious belief to manipulate, control and dominate you through fear. They systematically take the life out of your faith and replace themselves in the center. It doesnt matter the religion. Major organizations such as Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish or even minor sects such as Mormon, Taoism, Confucianism, New Age, … Continue reading 15 Narcissistic Religious Abuse Tactics