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September 12th, 2014
05:04 PM ET

Psychopaths, believers & pragmatists

Graeme Wood of the New Republic tells us that there are three kinds of people who become ISIS fighters.

Filed under: Anchors • Brooke Baldwin
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  1. Mike

    The Islamic State is not something new!
    It happened in Iran 35 years ago and Iranian people still have big trouble to
    get rid of it.
    The Iran regime keep the Iranian people in a big jail and try to
    expand its empire all around including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan,
    Bahrain, Yemen....with exporting the Shia terrorist groups like Hezbollah, Badre
    and Ghods sepah.
    They also making bomb and rockets in their hidden military sites....
    The USA must planning to fight against all shia Islamic radical groups too.

    September 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm |
  2. Fred

    I just have one question why is it you all talk about what's going to happen if you you're so smart you would discuss it behind closed doors so no one no what's going on.....

    September 13, 2014 at 8:03 pm |
  3. Fred

    and drop troops on the other side from where they don't know what's going on know what has been going on for a long time .if we we would go in let end all at just go in end one's and for all ......

    September 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm |
  4. thebhoyo

    Yet more Freudian analysis, and categorisation by so called experts, people are individuals, and where they sit on the psychopathy scale will vary, dependant on many things, their upbringing, environment, their personal experiences and relationships, their personal and religious beliefs,(or lack of them) please note for the record, agnostics and atheists are classed by some people as apparently having little to no real Ethical Guidelines which is meant to oversee a person's Morals, and to some extent their principles, well let's get something straight here from the off, Agnostics and Atheists, don't now and never have killed anyone because of a religious believe, neither have they ever wanted to start a war over the same said topic either, in fact the opposite is more likely to be true, If there is a "God" as most people call him(how do we know god is a man anyway? an all knowing all seeing Divine omnipotent being, then the following qualities must surely apply, they must have, vision, Insight,wisdom,sympathy, empathy,compassion,power to change things and forgiveness within them, and yet they still sit back and allow people who believe in one religion kill another person simply because they have a different one, or even none at all, then regardless of which religion you are, please look under the part in the book which says "thou shalt not kill" and if any religion does not have that as its main mantra, then, it simply should not hide itself behind any other part of the book which governs that particular religion they believe in, or even attempt to justify Killing another human being because the "think" that's what their religion is telling them to do, or worse still show their ignorance by using an Oxymoron like, we are fighting in the name of peace. how this ever is meant to justify beheading innocent people in public, some of whom were simply there to help, their people and their country, then to summarise, if there is a god and his leanings are towards those carrying out these acts, then not to put too fine a point on it, the rest of us are F......ed

    September 15, 2014 at 8:02 am |
  5. jim crill

    Are these private to the anchor or public.

    September 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm |

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