Boris: Terrorists are "literally w*****s who look at porn"

Busy cleaning their rifles?

Famously outspoken Mayor of London Boris Johnson has branded militant religious fundamentalists “w***ers” who are “in desperate need of self-esteem”.

According to the Sun, the mayor claimed that an Mi5 probe had profiled British jihadis who travel abroad to join groups like Islamic State, and found they were sexually frustrated “tortured losers”.

Johnson said: “If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w***ers. Severe onanists.

“They are tortured. They will be very badly adjusted in their relations with women, and that is a symptom of their feeling of being failure and that the world is against them. They are not making it with girls and so they turn to other forms of spiritual comfort - which of course is no comfort.

“They are just young men in desperate need of self-esteem who do not have a particular mission in life, who feel that they are losers and this thing makes them feel strong - like winners.”

Adding that his own great-grandfather was a Turkish Muslim, Boris added: “I often hear voices from the Muslim intelligentsia who are very quick to accuse people of Islamaphobia.

“But they are not explaining how it can be that this one religion seems to be leading people astray in so many cases.

“They are not being persuasive in the right way with these people.”

Sexual dissatisfaction as a key contributor to extremism is a claim that has been levelled at extremist groups for many years. Clearly Boris and possibly Mi5 agree with this interpretation.

Well before anyone in Britain had heard of IS, sexual frustration had been mooted as a root cause of terrorism. In 2007, the author Ed Hussain, who wrote a memoir of how he was radicalised in London during his youth in the late 80s and early 90s, said that sexual frustration was entangled with the impulse to terrorist glory and the “idealisation of marriage”. It was meeting his future wife which triggered his eventual withdrawal and rejection of radical Islam.

A similar tale is related in Dr Tawfik Hamid’s 2008 book Inside Jihad, in which he relates his school years in Egypt and describes how “the over-stimulated sexual desires” of young people made them especially susceptible to radicalisation.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • I totally agree with Boris. They claim to be 'religious' but any religion we know off disapprove of violence. They seem to be in conflict with the world, 'group paranoia'. A bit like Atila and the Huns were. The sadness is that they chose to target people who cannot defend themselves. Really sad people!

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  • Anonymous

    I agree. Hence the hatred and contempt towards women could be explained. Their (ISs) "rape camps" and torture chambers.
    Sexually deprived and frustrated Muslim men have a lot to answer for. Sadly Rotheram comes to mind too.

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