Profile of the Potential Killers
By Nick Ashton, Founder, CEO,
Tracometry Group of Companies.
Many are naturalized U.S. citizens who served in the Military, who converted to Islam in their early twenties. They pressure others to join them. Most homegrown jihadists are U.S. citizens, median age 27 and about 22 percent are Islam converts.
How do they get to a hatred level for a country that gave them a different life
Al Qaeda has invested heavily in inspiring such men to action with, thus far, only a tiny turnout has come over to this strange group of people. While the Internet enables the terrorist organization to reach a vast audience, in the United States it has produced few actual recruits. Sadly, it only takes one to get through, as in the case of the Boston Marathon attack.
In the more than 12 years since 9/11, about 200 plus individuals have provided support to al Qaeda or affiliated groups, attempted to join jihadist fronts abroad, or plotted to carry out terrorist attacks in this county. All but three terrorist plots were interrupted by the authorities. Yes, the world is a safer place and the vigilance has paid off, both from the public safety side and the public themselves. More though is required.
Complacency is in fact our worst enemy. We have to bring to the fore front the fact, people hate us. Not just Muslims, although the track record of terrorists being of that culture and religion is rather high. There are others and we need to raise the guard as individuals without becoming paranoid to the situation. Life must go on, otherwise they have won.
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