Anti-Semitic Terrorism: The Mental Illness Excuse

Op-ed in this week’s The Washington Examiner by Richard E. Vatz and Jeffrey A. Schaler


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“The concept of a “normal” mass attacker is an oxymoron.  People often feel a need to medicalize attacks to rationalize that fact that there is evil and profound evil among some of our fellow citizens.  While it is no doubt comforting to lawmakers and the public to believe that scientists can predict and ‘cure’ killers of their anti-social behaviors, almost all acts of violence are purposeful, and certainly this unconscionable anti-Semitic atrocity is one of abject criminal intent.”

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