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Lone-actor vs. Remote-Controlled Jihadi Terrorism: Rethinking the Threat to the West | War On The Rocks

Lone-actor vs. Remote-Controlled Jihadi Terrorism: Rethinking the Threat to the West | War On The Rocks

At approximately 2:40 in the afternoon of March 22nd, British-born Khalid Masood — a violent criminal who had previously been investigated by MI5 for links to extremists — deliberately drove into pedestrians making their way across Westminster Bridge. He killed a mother on her way to collect her children from school, a pensioner, and two tourists. After crashing the rented vehicle into the gates of Parliament, Masood ran into New Palace Yard and stabbed an unarmed policeman to death before being shot and killed by plainclothes officers. In contrast to other recent attacks in Western nations, which have frequently (sometimes incorrectly) been labeled acts of “lone-actor” terrorism,

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