Thursday, February 10, 2005

Prozac for terrorists?

"Democratic civilization," the philosopher Jean-Fran�ois Revel once observed, "is the first in history to blame itself because another power is trying to destroy it."

I thought of Revel's comment when reading The Daily Telegraph's story about the the 35-year-old Algerian member of al Qaeda who had been been released from prison because he was depressed. Yes, you read that correctly: "G.," as the chap is identified--real names are changed to protect the guilty--"had been released on house arrest after suffering a mental breakdown in custody." Well, you know how these Algerian terrorists are: they don't like to remain cooped-up at home. It makes them nervous."

Click on the link to read it all.

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