Quick, grab a tissue

Make that a few tissues, the following story will have you bawling and sniffing away. How could we be so mean.
Al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui's social isolation made him vulnerable to recruitment by militants, the jury in his sentencing trial has been told. Psychologist Paul Martin, a specialist in cults, told a US court that many French-Moroccans like Moussaoui felt alienated from Western society.
Did you hear that, vulnerable, oh no, and alienated, oh we in the west can be so mean.
Dr Martin told the court in Virginia that Moussaoui was spiritually adrift in the early 1990s, when he began his move towards radical Islam. "He's away from his family. He's lonely. He's complained about racism. He's in a new country, and he doesn't have any support group," Dr Martin said.
When I came to Australia, I didn't know a soul here, no family, no friends, no one. I was not part of any group that held weekly mass weeping sessions, was not part of any touchy feely, hand holding therapy class, did not join any cult to communicate with spirits. Maybe its just me, but it never occurred to me to fly a plane into a building and kill a few thousand people because of that.

Some thoughts do come to mind when reading what Dr Martin says. Bleeding heart, crock..
However, under cross-examination, Dr Martin said he had neither interviewed Moussaoui nor met him, and had no direct knowledge of the path he took from impressionable Muslim to al-Qaeda operative.
Hey Ed, you double check that crane yet? Hows that rope coming along guys?

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