Quote: robert aitken @ July 20 2010, 2:17 AM GMT
I love Chris Morris and I love this film, but I think- why are two of the gang mentally defective. Removes the bite that film should have, for cheapshit laffs.
I don't think that was a lazy comedy device to characterise them like that. Looking and watching some of the British converts to Al-Quaeda type terrorism a lot of them don't seem to be the full shilling.
Over the years terrorists often seem to be bright and/or highly educated idealists who have lost their moral compass but doesn't seem to be the case with Islamic terrorism.
Last month an Iman in East London received death threats for suggesting Darwinism and Islam were not incompatible. Like the BNP and the EDL this is not a political movement that attracts deep intellectual thinkers.