Attacks and plots perpetrated by lone-wolf shooters and small cells are on the rise as more radicalized individuals are responding to al Qaida’s call for “individual jihad”. The trend towards lone-wolf and small-cell attacks presents a daunting challenge to law enforcement as such operations present fewer opportunities for interdiction than attacks perpetrated by terrorist organizations. Ms. Gruen’s report, co-authored with Sgt. Alfredo Kuilan (ret. Det. Sgt., NYPD), examines three lone-wolf shooting attacks: the 1993 shooting outside of CIA headquarters, the El Al ticket counter shooting, and the Seattle Jewish Federation shooting. This report both explores the shooters’ motivations and includes possible indicators and Best Practices to prevent future attacks.
Madeleine Gruen is currently a senior analyst at the NEFA (Nine Eleven Finding Answers) Foundation, and was formerly an intelligence analyst for the NYPD Counterterrorism Division. She is a contributor to The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation blog.
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