The Encyclopedia of Psychology defines mind control (brainwashing) as ” involuntary reeducation of basic beliefs and values.” In totalitarian regimes this is accomplished by indoctrination through propaganda and torture techniques. Mind control was studied as used by NRMs (New Religious Movements), also known as cults.
This is terrifying for others to watch. The person they once knew became a different person. It is that much more terrifying when the person who was changed so drastically is your son or brother.
The Muslims in ISIS occupied countries are being conquered both physically and psychologically.
It’s hard to know what’s more frightening.
Freed ISIS hostage says ‘they are right’
Arwa Damon speaks to a boy who was kidnapped and released by ISIS. Some of his remarks about the group are stunning.