LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by
Citizens Commission on Human Rights:
A new website provides answers to the unnerving question gnawing at
everyone's mind since the recent violent terrorist attacks on America: "What
sort of person is capable of such evil?" Indeed, how can a human being be so
cold-heartedly cruel, methodically planning and executing mass murder and
suicide, with no apparent sense of the sheer inhumanity of their plan?
According to Jan Eastgate, President of the Citizens Commission on Human
Rights (CCHR) International, "While these acts of unspeakable evil defy our
comprehension, we must retain our certainty that these are the cowardly
actions of weak and insane minds; they are minds that have been deliberately
psychologically indoctrinated to feel nothing about the mass murder of
Two figures who feature prominently in CCHR's website are psychiatrist and
surgeon, Dr. Ayman al-Zawhariri, chief advisor and doctor to Osama bin-Laden,
and Ali A. Mohamed, a psychologist who has trained bin-Laden's terrorist
troops in combat and psychological warfare. Interpol has issued a warrant for
the arrest of Dr. Zawahiri; the FBI has offered a $5 million reward for him.
"Both are capable of using drugs and other mental techniques to create
suicide-bombers convinced of the glory of sacrifice and dying," Ms. Eastgate
said. "But," she points out, "we have been here before. For example, the
Japanese 'kamikaze' pilots, who confounded us by suicidally attacking allied
shipping during World War II, used psychiatric drugs called amphetamines to
get charged up."
Amphetamines are addictive and can cause personality changes such as
psychosis, euphoria and combativeness. In the 1980s, such "pep pills" were
provided for suicide-bombers in the Middle East. Today, Dr. Ariel Merari, a
psychologist at Tel Aviv University, tells us that suicide-bombers undergo
"psychological indoctrination, intended to motivate them to move past 'the
point of no return.'"
In Sierra Leone's recent civil war, children as young as seven were given
cocaine, amphetamines and tranquilizers to prepare them for combat. The drugs
enabled them to go on murderous binges without stopping for days.
Beverly K. Eakman, author of "Cloning of the American Mind," says, "If,
indeed, it turns out that the heinous suicide-attacks on the World Trade
Center and the Pentagon are by Osama bin Laden, and his chief mentor, former
psychiatrist Ayman al-Zawahiri, it would not be the first time psychiatrists
had served as the manipulators behind charismatic, but essentially weak and
flawed, human beings -- systematically feeding their hatreds, stroking their
egos, and stripping their consciences -- until eventually even the most
barbaric act may appear plausible and rational in the name of some twisted
Listing some of the most infamous fascists, Neo-Nazis, assassins and
terrorists of recent times, the website implicates studies or indoctrination
using psychiatric and psychological methods, or some form of psychiatric
treatment, before the execution of their murderous acts.
From Hitler, the Bosnia-Kosovo "ethnic cleansing" of psychiatrist Jovan
Karadzic and his patient, Slobodan Milosevic, the Aum Supreme Truth nerve gas
attack on Tokyo's subways in 1995, the infamous "Carlos, The Jackal," or the
Unibomber and Oklahoma Bomber here in the U.S., all were reportedly directly
or indirectly influenced by psychiatric or psychological techniques.
The website concludes by asking people to respond to the recent terrorist
attacks with personal courage, clear mindedness and a resolute determination.
Eastgate warns, "We are told by some therapists that 'it is going to be
very difficult for us to accomplish recovery,' 'we will never get over this,'
and there will be 'psychological trauma.' Meanwhile the mental health lobby
gushes that 71% of Americans have felt depressed by the attacks. Of course we
are all suffering from this ordeal, but the public should realize that by
labeling our perfectly normal reactions as 'depression,' psychiatry declares
we are mentally ill. And once applied to an individual, that label sticks.
"We may be suffering, but we are not mentally ill; this is not a time for
us to be 'fogging' out on psychiatry's dangerous, mind-altering drugs. In
fact, quite the reverse, we need our wits about us during our national and
individual recovery efforts."
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) was established in 1969 by
the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of
human rights. CCHR has called on its 131 chapters worldwide to accelerate
their investigations and exposure of those who use destructive mental
practices for political ends.
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SOURCE Citizens Commission on Human Rights