In the context of Nidal Hassan, we have previously discussed the Loser Factor in jihadi fanatics—and those willing to commit atrocities for a Cause to give their empty lives meaning. Turns out Abû-Flamingpântsî fits the profile there as well as the “Western-educated middle- or upper-classs Muslim” factor discussed the other day. Boing Boing (a site almost invariably far from your Gormogons’ in politics) conveys the following e-mail, one of many dug up by Wired Danger Room from his online life. Sad, yes? Excuse for an atrocity? Join me after the block quote.
Basically, the problem I’m having is that I’ve been having extreme loneliness…for many years. I don’t really know what to do because I’m not the type who likes to go out much, and I’m just shy and quiet. Even on the internet, I don’t feel comfortable posting much because it exposes myself. Sometimes people are so mean.
So I’m trying to figure out what to do. I just wish I had someone to give me attention and stuff. I wish I had someone who would be there to listen to me, and always be nice to me. It really hurts to have someone neglect me or be mean. Unfortunately, a weakness of mine is that I’m sensitive, but I think I became more sensitive after something bad happened some years ago.
I wish I had at least one nice person to talk to, maybe over e-mail or Messenger. Of course, if I could find someone to marry, then Insha’Allah I would have someone in real life to give me all the attention and affection I wanted. So far, the families we’ve met aren’t interested in me, though.
Your honor, I call as an expert witness Special Agent Will Graham of the FBI from Michael Mann’s film adaptation of Thomas Harris’s Red Dragon.
You feel sorry for him.
As a child, my heart bleeds for him. Someone took a little boy and turned him into a monster. But as an adult… as an adult, he's irredeemable. He butchers whole families to fulfill some sick fantasy. As an adult, I think someone should blow the sick fuck out of his socks.
One of course hopes Mr. Abdulmutallab repents and joins the side of civilization against murderous barbarism, but until he does, pack up the SPF 200 for Gitmo, son.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.