posted on Dec, 26 2006 @ 09:06 PM
I don't think it is lack of sex or masturbation that is making these young men go nuts, but lack of relationships with the opposite sex. Sexuality
and sexual growth is not just about sexual intercourse and sex organs, it is about relationships of all kinds (romantic, platonic, and everything in
between), conversation, courtship, hand holding, dancing, parties, etc. It is the lack of the social and psychological aspects of sexuality that is
stunting their emotional and social growth, as well as frustrating them.
This sexual aspect of emotional and social growth cannot be underestimated. For example, if two little boys get into an argument, they will often
resolve it by shoving, shouting, or fighting. In our culture, if an adolescent boy gets into a disagreement with an adolescent girl, he cannot
resolve the dispute by shoving, shouting, or fighting because he will be shunned by all the other adolescent girl's in the group if he does. He has
to solve the dispute peacefully, by compromising or discussing the dispute. In Western culture, boys who socialize with girls get the opportunity to
learn this. In Islamic Fundamentalist culture, boys and girls are not allowed to socialize. Young men thus never learn to resolve disputes by means
other than shouting, shoving, or fighting.
Whenever something that offends Muslims comes into the news like the Danish Muhamed Cartoons or the Pope's anti-Muhammed speach, the response by
Islamic fundamentalists seems boy-like, a whole lot of shouting and threats of violence. Perhaps if these men were raised interacting with girls
their entire lives, the response would be different.