Becoming Evil Analysis
This idea of “othering,” this cognitive bias of the in-group vs. out-group, is explained in the first part of Waller’s model where he discusses how ethnocentrism and xenophobia is a result of evolutionary psychology and are universal forces that makes us the same, what he calls our “ancestral shadow” (Waller, 134). For this analysis, I will be focusing on Waller’s model’s first-prong, and discussing the three tendencies that it focuses on: ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and the desire for social dominance.
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Under the leadership of Riaz Basra, one of the founding members of the LJ, an alliance was formed with the Taliban regime in 1996, with a base of operations being established in Afghanistan shortly after. From there, the LJ began developing a reputation in the Middle East for carrying out some of the most ruthless and daring terrorist attacks in the region (FP Staff,