Cult psychology

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With news of the Chicagoan, convicted for his role in the Mumbai terrorist attack, having been influenced by ties to a radical organization, Turi speaks with cult expert Janja Lalich about the psychology behind these extremist sects and their devout followers.


David Coleman Headley, the terrorist who played a key planning role in the Mumbai massacre that killed more than 160 people in 2008, was sentenced in Chicago’s federal court to 35 years in prison. Headley claimed he was convinced to plan terrorist attacks under the guise of religious obligation. (Sketch by Cheryl Cook for the Chicago Tribune)