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There are several things we cannot confidently say about the motives of Tameran Tsarnaev in bombing the crowd at the finish of the Boston marathon. We do not know all the details of his psychological profile; we do not know the identity of a figure called Misha, who was apparently instrumental in Tsarnaev’s radicalisation; we do not know why he chose the marathon as his target; we do not fully know the role of his younger brother or his wife, who claims total surprise at the events. Any act as violent as his is “multi-determined”, as my shrink unhelpfully puts it. Every individual is a unique blend of DNA, experience and psychological complexity. It’s worth keeping that in mind before we reduce someone to a caricature.
We can agree with this section as in all things there are many factors in a decision and the course of action taken.
But we do know this: Tsarnaev was a fanatical, extremist Muslim – and his brother has testified that “defending Islam” was the motive. Tsarnaev’s YouTube page is crammed with Islamist conspiracy theories, apocalyptic myths and violent Islamist imagery. He disrupted his own mosque’s services by ranting that it was wrong to honour Martin Luther King Jr because he wasn’t a Muslim.
This is part of an archive from the former DCI site in Aarhus, Denmark. Our web master is doing sterling work to provide information from this archive to make sure that the great work of Johannes Aagaard will be preserved. We remember his great contribution 6 years after his death!
When Johannes Aagaard retired in 1998 he hoped to bring a massive amount of material into the public domain and to write significant material where he could bring his great genius to realisation.
Johannes Aagaard was a Danish theologian and evangelist. He was a professor of missiology at the University of Aarhus and was active in the Christian countercult movement as the founder of the Dialog
His awareness of the cult phenomenon was unique, and his record of successful court cases against Scientology was impressive!
When in dialogue with Fecris he put forward the view that you can’t understand deeds without understanding creeds or beliefs. Fecris stressed they only looked at deeds. Dialogue Ireland was part of this Christian apologetic movement. However, it has now moved its direction from a Faith based organisation to that of protecting Human Rights. http://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/about/
So now being part of Fecris raises no problem for us as we see the issue is not about beliefs but about influence. That does not mean it does not help to understand a movement to look at their beliefs. This seems to be the position of the French Interior Minister Valls.
Fecris is secular but not secularist. Religious organisations assisting victims must retain their faith basis, but it is not about promoting religion. Secularist and Religious believers’ must not just cooperate together but celebrate the unity of purpose we share on Cultism. http://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/france-steps-up-struggle-against-religious-radicals-in-jerusalem-post/
The issue of how to interpret the way in which the new Pope Francis is addressing the call of Franciscan simplicity and at the same time having to address the reality of a Constantinian polity which merges Church and State is responded to here by the Director of Dialogue Ireland, Mike Garde.
Irvine Grey has written a unique thesis about the Two by Twos, and today he was interviewed by Seamus Martin on Tipp FM. He is a Baptist and has studied this group in great detail.
This time last year 2012 we received a lot of interest in this group and featured the testimony of a former member. The Director also entered in a dialogue with a worker which currently is dormant, but this interesting conversation between Seamus and Irvine will assist to make a group pretty unknown in Ireland better known to the general public.
Here is our material on this group:
The director received a call from the programme, but was unaware that Irvine had been on. So his interview was a little off topic as he did not have an awareness of what had come before. He tried to focus on the fact that Ireland has very unclear ideas around the issue of Religion. In Ireland the census confuses Religion with a Confession or Denomination of a Religion. It is clear that the media, government and the general public talk about Religion when they are talking about the Christian Religion and they call the Church of Ireland for example a Religion, rather than a Communion, Confession or Denomination of Christianity. http://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/the-church-of-ireland-is-not-a-religion-rte-gets-it-wrong/
When you have this lack of clarity it is easy to understand why it is difficult to categorise a group like the Two by Two’s.