Here's Why Lone Wolf Terrorism Is On The Rise
A published researcher talks to Newsy about lone wolf terrorism and explains why it's so hard to stop.By Ryan Biek | May 10, 2016
U.S. Coast Guard Seaman and personal friend Cody Pajunen wrote a paper on the psychological basis of political violence. It was published by International Relations Insights & Analysis, a thinktank that promotes young scholars. I talked to him about the growing trend of lone-wolf terrorism. Pajunen, a recent graduate of California Polytechnic State University, spoke to me while he was at sea.
"Specific to ISIS, what we've been seeing a lot more is people taking up arms on behalf of the group without necessarily being part of the group itself.
"Lone wolf terrorists are completely autonomous actors, basically meaning that they operate on their own accord.