[From time to time, I republish one of my Blogs because of pertinence and for emphasis; today's Blog was first published, Thursday, March 24, 2016.]
That people granted solace, residence, protection and due process in free societies would execute deadly violence upon the communities that have housed and fed them, is stark and perplexing. Yet, in all the recent terrorist attacks upon free societies, this pattern of treason has been repeated.
Terrorists and their facilitators have unknowingly circulated freely in western nations and the daunting task before security personnel has always been identification of potential assailants. Yet, with careful psychological analysis and with stellar radicalization profile builders, these perpetrators could be identified. However, such a feat is easier implied than it is exercised.
The Islamic State(IS), which according to an Associated Press(AP) investigation, has trained some 400 jihadists to infiltrate the west, has become crafty in influencing marginal and disgruntled individuals to carry out its extremist agenda. To this end, any individual that feels robbed of the opportunity to redress in any dispute - criminal or civil, could undertake a violent event, of which the IS could claim responsibility and attain the illusion of having a larger than real reach and sphere of influence.
Against this background, the risk of a violent episode becomes more likely from free nation to free nation. However, smart intelligence hold the key to identifying and preventing more terror threats and actual events in free societies.