Hello! Frustrated concern for family member.
Reply #6 - July 12, 2017, 05:43 PM
Yes, news and music are difficult to avoid, but this cult seems to do it's best to isolate him from both. And that's the issue, they are trying to remove him from modern society. There is this huge push for him to go live in Saudi Arabia. They are taught that Saudi Arabia is their home, not any place in the west. It's "haram" according them to live in a land of "non-believers", even if you were born in said land. This attack on music, art, movies, television is terrifying because those are often the vehicles of social change. He is being isolated from it. Movies and television shows are considered "lying". Music is "haram". The news is distorted. In his family, 3 family members converted to Islam to just keep contact with him. They are creating a world where he is only being exposed to their world view. And if you present a view that is different in any way, he and his few friends become very angry. I know about his PTSD, but there seems to be something endemic to this particular group that has a group response. They all seem to behave this way. There is this concrete, "We are right, everyone else is wrong, and because we are right, we can say and do whatever we want to people, because only members of our group are to be respected". I agree his PTSD is an issue. No doubt. But there is something far deeper, sick and sinister going on with this group.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing" -Edmund Burke