This is part 3 of a great 3 part essay about the academic work of Mohamed Atta, the pilot of one of the two airliners that were crashed into the World Trade Center towers on September the 11th, 2001. The essay gives a look into the narrow-minded, hateful, and fundamentally flawed worldview that Atta had. Not only are his crimes abhorrent, but his thesis shows that they were based in a set of beliefs that are entirely contradicted by the same architectrural and cultural history he studied. While he was immersed in scholarship that should have shown his theories to be wrong, alienation allowed him to keep blinders on himself to ignore anything that did not back-up his ideology of Islamic perfection contrasted by the evils which, in his view, all came from the West in modern times.
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