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forcible indoctrination into a new set of attitudes and beliefs

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With reference to the article 'Don't be brain-washed' (GDN, December 9) by Kazi Tazim.
And the most frightening thing is that in this destruction, the people are not only tramped on but they are brain-washed, their spirit is stamped on as well as their ideas and opinions, values and principles that are the crucial factors that define a true democracy," Mickovski writes.
However, in the light of current perceptions of young Muslim men as brain-washed terrorists and Muslim women as downtrodden, Jacobsen's findings are important and topical.
Hafiz Imtiaz Satti had filed an application with the court that Nauman Ijaz was his friend and his uncle admitted him in a clinic for rehabilitation of drug addicts where he was being brain-washed to snatch his property.
I was never indoctrinated, manipulated, or brain-washed
Frank Sinatra gives his best performance as the Korean War veteran who eventually figures that when they were captured by the enemy Laurence Harvey was brain-washed and turned into an assassin.
One of the most worrying aspects of the War on Terror is that the elusive 'enemy' includes so many brain-washed and emotionally vulnerable children among its ranks.
After the vote, Elliott earned a spot as a first-ballot inductee into the Sore Loser Hall of Fame, telling local and national media that she blamed her loss on "brain-washed" college students.
So, getting back to my original point--being told I am brain-washed for doing something I think is responsible pet care is maddening to me.
I left a building site on a Friday in 1954, to commence work as a further education lecturer the following Monday; at the time when university hot-houses and teacher training colleges were spewing out brain-washed people from courses that few failed; even then the goal-posts were being progressively widened.
Shocking interviews with brain-washed children and bigoted GAA members showed the darker side of Irish life.
I also think he has been brain-washed. Is there anyone I can talk to who will help me stop him ruining his life?
And those who still push it are simply saddoes who have been brain-washed into believing that a beautiful princess can't die the way us mere commoners do.
Commentators noted that Kerry gained support near the end (with the brain-washed public) with his more get-tough approach.