Saturday, January 31, 2015

Calling jihadis "wankers" is not original, Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has received a lot of coverage for his suggestion that:
"If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally wankers. Severe onanists.”
Yet the idea seems strangely familiar. And a little googling tells me where I first came across it.

In February 2006 Ian Buruma began a Guardian article as follows:
Does masturbation lead to suicide bombing? One would think not. There is no more direct link to suicide bombing than there is to blindness or schizophrenia. But there may be a connection between sexual inadequacy or frustration and the pull towards violent extremism.
Like anything by Buruma, it is worth reading.

1 comment:

Helen Pender said...

Bashing Boris? Well he's not a liberal. Better to focus on Boris'juvenile views on Imams bashing the bishop than drag up an out of date 9 year old article. Boris is now clearly fair game however the man seems oddly very very popular in the South.