Massoud Khodabandeh responds to MEK defamation in Albania’s Gazeta TemA newspaper

Massoud Khodabandeh responds to MEK (Rajavi cult)’s defamations in the Gazeta TemA newspaper November 12, 2017 Dear Sir/Madam I have been informed by colleagues in Tirana that you have published a defamatory post http://www.gazetatema.net against me (Massoud Khodabandeh) and my wife (Anne Khodabandeh nee Singleton). This is not entirely unexpected since the MEK always attack their critics … Continue reading Massoud Khodabandeh responds to MEK defamation in Albania’s Gazeta TemA newspaper

November 12, 2017
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The trap: Cult thinking and conflict in the Middle East

The notion of ‘cult behaviour’ can explain the persistent cycle of violence in the Middle East. John Bell, Al Jazeera, July 28, 2014:  In mid-June, I wrote an article about the attachment to identity in the Middle East and its deadliness in our times. Since then, a caliphate was announced from Aleppo to Tikrit, the … Continue reading The trap: Cult thinking and conflict in the Middle East

July 26, 2016
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The psychology behind religious belief

…Reisss theory of what attracts people to religion is based on his research in the 1990s on motivation. He and his colleagues surveyed thousands of people and asked them to rate the degree to which they embraced hundreds of different possible goals. In the end, the researchers identified 16 basic desires that we all share: … Continue reading The psychology behind religious belief

January 16, 2016
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