And the two shooters who sent bullets flying in San Bernardino last month were far from the first husband and wife team to wreak havoc in the name of a violent, revolutionary ideology.
The research team is currently studying both victims and victimizers within armed conflicts in Colombia. This is one of a series of visits to one class, on one day, in search of those building blocks at BU.
And when their call to action becomes a call to arms, we should not be surprised that some women eagerly join the fray. But the intriguing part to me about the two was Kopp.
There is a common trope that women involved in crime have been manipulated or persuaded into joining the fight. Tweet this article A roadside memorial in Connecticut for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Geifman recalled how she stopped for coffee en route to work at BU on September 11,and saw patrons staring at TV news about the attacks.
Like Kopp, Malik embraced her cause independently early on.
Adam Lanza, the shooter responsible for the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre infrequently played both violent and non-violent video games. Around an octagonal cluster of tables with leafy Bay State Road below, such horrors seemed distant, the toughest ordeal facing these students being the challenge of a three-hour class that starts at 6 p.
A panorama of the Manchester Arena, the site of a deadly terrorist bombing following a concert by the singer Ariana Grande on May 22, In the future, they hope further studies will examine whether the moral judgment of a terrorist changes during imprisonment or after release. The rampage of Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, awakened the public to the unsettling reality that women are just as capable of picking up a gun or assembling a bomb.
Under the right conditions they motivate people just as effectively as fear or want. Geifman includes on the syllabus her own book Death Orders: Back in Pakistan before her emigration to the United States, she sent private messages to her friends online, saying she hoped to find a way to join violent jihad against the non-Muslim world.
Such husband and wife terror operatives are nothing new. That question requires psychological probing, she said, whether terrorists actually benefit or not from their violence. Those who answer the call to jihad, we imagine, are overwhelmingly male.
She taught at BU for two decades before moving to Israel. Facebook, Google, Twitter Team Up to Curb Online Terrorism While certain aspects of the problems in Colombia are unique, such as its political dynamics and the impact of illegal drug trafficking, terrorist acts in that country share similarities in many ways to those of other countries.
Just three months after a BU peer died in the Boston Marathon bombings, 18 students are spending the living-is-easy summer pondering a grim topic—why terrorists kill—and whether the answers we think we know are all wrong.
But last month, a husband-wife team of attackers in California overturned those assumptions. She believes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who moved to Cambridge, Mass. President Gerald Ford twice almost died at the hands of would-be female assassins: Most suicide bombers and militants are still men.
Time and again, the terrorists judged intentional harm as more permissible and morally just than accidental harm. There, they may find in Islamism or white nationalism the salve for their demons and a warped vindication for their actions.
Besides Carlos and Kopp, past husband-wife terrorist teams have included the famous Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara and his wife Aleida March, as well as Italian Red Brigades operatives Renato Curcio and Margherita Cagol, who kidnapped public figures and planted bombs in the quest for a communist Italy.
Not all psychopaths are involved in criminal behaviors, for example, and no conclusive evidence links such traits with terrorism. The researchers then varied this scenario, changing the intentions and outcomes. Chechen "black widows" bombed planes in the struggle against Russia, and in it was a female suicide bomber who assassinated Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Arguing for an enduring psychology of terrorism, her book includes a historical artifact: Mail We think we know what a terrorist looks like.
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