by Richard L. Rubenstein (March 2009)
"... rage is a response to the subject’s perception of his/her own impotence."
This is too generic. I disagree with this. Rage is intense anger and can be expressed in a quite controlled inner-power-based response to resentment for hurt to one's loved ones or to one-self. Rage is an energy. However, when it is expressed in strength, rage is very controlled and deliberate when expressed. All real power is restrained. When rage is expressed in power it can be devastating (look at Israel's cold rage in Gaza).
What we see in the Muslim world is depression (which is a perception of loss of control over one's life). The Muslim world is a death-wish-suicidal-culture.
The problem for them (especially in the Mideast) is that it requires courage to leave a failed culture and go to an alternative. However, people don't leave things unless they have something to go to. Islamic culture, thanks to Mohammed, is like a battered wife with no shelter to go to. There is no alternative. That's the problem.
The culture will commit suicide-though like Hitler and the Nazis, they may attempt to take down the world with them in a twilight of the Allahs.