Have you ever wondered what drives people to terror?
What makes them cross that line?
Why are terrorists are often such well-educated people?
So many questions. Terrorism is confusing.
There are many things we struggle to understand about what drives people to extreme organised violence.
If you have ever wondered what really drives people who seem perfectly normal to murder in the name of an ideal, you should take a few minutes to listen to the podcast featured below.
I'm featuring an episode of one of my favourite podcasts called 'Hidden Brain' by Shankar Vedantem. It goes deep into the underlying dynamics and the psychology of how terrorists are formed. I believe it is a must listen that will open your eyes to a reality we should all be more aware of if we want to have a chance to do something about terror.
For more information about the featured podcast, check out the Hidden Brain page on NPR.