Security experts warn of new ‘lone wolf’ terrorist phenomenon
CTV News | October 25, 2014
Security experts are warning of a new wave of violence by so-called “lone wolf” radicals, impressionable individuals who fall prey to extremist ideology and choose to act on them.
It’s proving difficult to police these “self-radicals,” who may be inspired by militant organizations that, via social media and online postings, encourage others to kill and terrorize in their home countries…
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As investigators link some of the offenders to ideals held by extremist organizations such as the Islamic State, mainstream Muslim groups in Canada say they are working with police to counteract this type of behaviour.
“It’s not just their civic duty but it’s also their religious duty to report that to the authorities,” Ihsaan Gardee, of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, told CTV News…