Serial Killers - DeSalvo, Gacy, Kearney, Essex, Bundy, Bin Laden & Arafat
Some years ago I wrote a book called Murder:
An Analysis of Its Forms, Conditions, and Causes (McFarland
& Co., 1990).
in that book is a chapter on serial killers and an analysis of their common
characteristics. Reviewing these attributes of serial killers now we must come
to the conclusion that they fit the greatest enemy of the Jewish people, Arafat,
and the American people, Bin Laden, just as they fit the other murderers listed
The first of these traits is the wish of the serial killer to eliminate altogether a certain class of people. For example, Albert DeSalvo killed only middle class women. Juan Corona slaughtered only itinerant farm workers. John Wayne Gacy murdered only young boys, Arafat, like Hitler before him, kills only Jews, and Bin Laden slaughters non-Moslems.
killers believe that their victims are not human but belong to a separate and
distinct class of people who have no right to live. Arafat and his supporters
are convinced that no Jew has a right to live, just as Essex viewed all whites
as devils whom he chose to kill one by one. The Bin Laden analogy, in light of
recent events, is obvious. Now it
is of course evident that Bundy could not kill all women and that Arafat and his
friends cannot kill all Jews. Not even Hitler succeeded in that. Yet, that is
the aim of the serial killers. They want to slaughter all the Jews, or all the
women or all the homosexuals or all etc. etc.
characteristic of serial killers is that they are generally older than the
ordinary street killers. That is certainly true of both Arafat and Bin Laden.
Furthermore they kill classes of people against whom they have a grudge, usually
imagined and not real.
killers are also better educated than the average killer. Arafat and Bin Laden
both have degrees in engineering; Bin Laden additionally obtained a graduate
degree in economics. Serial
killers, like Arafat, also act on perceived convictions which are seldom a
reflection of reality. Therefore, the Syrian dictator, Assad, although a Moslem,
sought to incite the Pope to hate Israel by telling him that “The Jews are
Christ killers,” a belief long discarded by Christians.
killers, like Arafat, Bin Laden, Gacy, Starkweather and Essex enjoy killing.
Like addicts to drugs or alcohol, these killers get a “high” every time they
kill. This “high” lasts these killers a short while. Then they feel
compelled to do it again and again.
is for this reason that any effort to negotiate any peace with Arafat and his
murderous followers is useless. Surely, no one would have seriously considered
negotiating with Bundy or Gacy. Fair minded observers know this and do not blame
the Israelis for defending themselves against a terror that originates in the
minds of brutal murderers whose sole purpose in life is to kill Jews.
these murderers came to the U.S. and previously bombed the World Trade Center we
jailed them for life. Would any rational person suggest that we negotiate with
Bin Laden’s followers now that these slaughterers of innocent human beings
blew up our people at random in Washington and New York?
who criticize Israel for defending itself against this mad terror are evidently
motivated by the same religious bigotry which made Hitler so popular a
generation ago. Yet, they and their friend Arafat will not succeed. Israel will
live and the Jewish people will survive.
Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of Stigma: How We Treat Outsiders (Prometheus Books, 2001) and over 60 other publications.