Syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer appeared on Wednesday night’s Special Report with Bret Baier where he offered his opinion that individual attacks, such as the shooting in Ottawa, are “the new face of terrorism.” Krauthammer commented that major attacks from abroad have ceased since the 1990’s and September 11th, 2001, due to “great techniques for stopping or tracking” terrorist groups. However, the appeal of ISIS and their victories have encouraged certain individuals in Western societies to act on their own.
“What’s interesting here is that there was an attack two days ago where someone drove a car, killed a Canadian policeman. Also a convert. Also somebody who had connections, obviously, or at least some kind of allegiance to Jihadism–he had it on his website. So, whether these two guys were connected, I’m not even sure how much it matters; but it looks as if the appeal of ISIS is such that it can now spark these attacks–they’re minor attacks, of course, compared with 9/11–but spark these attacks around the world without lifting a finger, without organizing, without doing what, for example, al-Qaida in Yemen does: To organize, create a bomb, send somebody on a plane; and that’s the new face of terror.”
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