Ides of March Terrorist Fits Emerging Profile of the Terrorist

On March 15, 2019, the world suffered another horrifying act of terror as Australian national Brenton Tarrant opened fire with an automatic rifle on unarmed worshippers in two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques, killing at least 49.  Tarrant not only filmed the massacre, he posted a 74-page terrorist manifesto as a road map for understanding his […]

Youtube Suicide Shooter Was an Animal Rights Protester

Another act of terror burst upon us April 3, 2018 thanks to Nasim Aghdam.  Before killing herself, she invaded the Youtube campus in San Bruno, California and shot three people at random.  It turns out, she had received previous publicity with her fervor for the cause of animals.  As reported in the New York Times, […]

Las Vegas Shooter Had Father Who Was Psychopath

In our Profiles in Terrorism series, we have noted that a profile trait shared by terrorists is that they tend to be influenced in the direction of a parent.  Stephen Paddock, the recent Las Vegas shooter responsible for killing at least 59 persons and injuring hundreds more before he committed suicide, turns out to be the […]

Barcelona Terrorist Killer Acted “Drunk”

We have noted in Profiles in Terrorism that after pulling off his or her signature terrorist act, if the terrorist isn’t killed or captured, then afterwards he or she appears to be disoriented, confused and aimless.  This seems to be true of recent terrorist Younes Abu Yacoub.  Twenty two year old Abu Yacoub was the […]

Ariana Grande concert suicide bomber was well traveled; father was Libya militant

We now know the family name was actually Al-Obeidi, not Abedi.  Salman had military experience.  His father Ramadan Al-Obeidi, a former master sergeant in the Libyan army, was unquestionably a huge influence on him.  But there is no evidence at this time that the father intended his son for martyrdom. Tutte le ombre dell’attentato di […]



The Plot to Kill Tsar Alexander II and the Woman Who Led It

Profiles in Terrorism: Sofia Perovskaya Terrorist Princess

The Narodnaya Volya were terrorists who emerged in Russia in the 1870’s. They developed a philosophical justification for murderous terrorist acts. They pioneered terrorist propaganda and the protoype of the terrorist organization. Learn more…


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