Nihilist terrorists, has anybody read Dostoyevsky's "the Devils"?

  1. ptosis profile image72
    ptosisposted 3 years ago

    Nihilist terrorists, has anybody read Dostoyevsky's "the Devils"?

    And is that book relevant to IS, ISIL, ISIS of today as  terrorist mentality of nihilism as the source from which this desire for universal destruction originates? That what Bakhtin said back in the turn of the century that these are "possessed men, tormented, devoured by an idea, by an omnipotent conception of reality, men who believe themselves to be in possession of the truth, but each one of whom has built his own truth in an abhorrent, destructive and catastrophic way.  .. I just want to know before I slog through this depressing Russian book.

  2. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 23 months ago

    ISIS and Boko Haram, as are all Muslim terrorist groups, are totally kosher with the Koran.
    Mohammed's greatest motivation and the reason the Koran is so hate filled is because he was driven out of Mecca (because he said to destroy the idols and they lived off the idol trade) and then rejected in Medina (when he told the Jewish community that welcomed him as a monotheist that he was their Messiah, and they said no and shunned him). Then you get massive Jew hatred throughout the Koran, plus the revelation to raid caravans and villages for goods as long as Mohammed got a cut.
    Tying the religion to warfare, such that threatening to convert them at the sword was not only OK but encouraged, is the basis of Islamic terrorism and why the religion spread from 150 followers to all of Arabia within 7 years of the revelation of Jihad, holy warfare for loot and Allah.