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Redefinition of good and evil

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By Zerougui Abdelkader

Radicalization in the Middle East is neither the product of American policies in the region nor the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or for that matter the so-called "Iranian aggression" and the rise of Shiism or Shia Islam.

Terror and terrorism are the result of decades of repression at all levels in the Arab and Middle East region. Individuals suffer from what Sigmund Freud call "Neuroticism."

Individuals have to repress their sexual desires, their political aspirations and their views for fear of death and to protect their livelihood.

This state of oblivion is the result of state's continuous interference at the very personal level to incarcerate the most elementary forms of the "ego." Even escaping through arts is doomed as individuals are becoming inclined to seek survival at the expense of truth.

The general population in the Middle East no longer shares any aspirations because........

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