How lone a wolf?

Last updated 18 Sep 15 @ 14:25 |
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John Chisholm explores the phenomenon of the “lone wolf” terrorist and asks whether Islamist extremists can ever be classed as “lone”


Increasingly, terror threats to the West from Islamic fundamentalists do not stem from organisations, but rather from individuals. The incidence of lone individuals engaging in acts of terrorism, or indulging in orgies of violence, is certainly not a new one. But to what extent are Islamic fundamentalists of the same stamp? How much are they alone, and is the term “lone wolf” accurate or misleading?

Individuals committing acts of violence to inspire fear in the community are probably . . .

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