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14 Aug 2022, 7:31 pm

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Some how a lone wolf always ends up being an army of extremists/terrorists.


There are probably thousands of sleepers getting drip-fed extremist propaganda from the internet from the same sources. It doesn't have to be one army. You can have an army of individuals all getting prepped in their basements when they hear Trump or some other "agent provocateur" declare a call to arms.



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15 Aug 2022, 7:14 am

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Matrix Glitch wrote:
Some how a lone wolf always ends up being an army of extremists/terrorists.


Always?

I dont think so.


The Columbine Killers turned out to ...have no army ...nor even a cause.

Ditto Aurora, Sandy Hook, etc.

Same with the Las Vegas Shooter, and Nashville Bomber, and the Beltway snipers.

And number of spree killers in the US who did it in the name of Islam -whom everyone assumed were the spearhead of legions-of foreign state sponsored terrorists- turned out to be self appointed lonewolves (Atlanta, San Bernidino, Boston Marathon).

Other politicized mass murderers -Like Brevik in Norway, and the Unabomber here in the US-who did it for other non Jihadist political causes- also turned out to be lone wolves.

The perpetrator of the second biggest terrorist act on US soil after 9-11 (and the biggest act of domestic terrorism) was Timothy McVeigh, who was essentially a lone wolf (with only one or two accomplices).


It makes sense that in a country where rugged individualism and “do your own thing” is emphasized the terrorism would be mostly lone wolves. You say that people talk about individualism and in real life are forced into conformity you are right. The frustration of not being able to be the rugged individual as expected is a factor not only in terrorism, but in all sorts of violence.


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15 Aug 2022, 8:59 am

These people are usually "lone wolves"----but are frequently peripherally a part of certain radical movements. The leader of these movements frequently view these sorts of "peripheral" people with suspicion.



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15 Aug 2022, 9:01 am

Poor bloke. I hope he recovers soon.


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16 Aug 2022, 8:17 am

Salman Rushdie Stabbing Suspect ‘Had Contact With Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’

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The 24-year-old man accused of stabbing author Salman Rushdie had been in direct contact with members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on social media, European and Middle Eastern intelligence officials told VICE World News.

A NATO counterterrorism official from a European country said the stabbing had all the hallmarks of a “guided” attack, where an intelligence service talks a supporter into action, without direct support or involvement in the attack itself.

“Close scrutiny needs to be paid to his communications,” said the NATO official, who was not authorised to speak on the record. “More investigation will reveal more information on the exact nature of the links.”

There’s no evidence Iranian officials were involved in organising or orchestrating the attack on Rushdie. Security officials who confirmed the social media contact would not elaborate on the nature of the communications because investigations are ongoing. They would not disclose who initiated the contact, when it took place, or what was discussed.

A Middle Eastern intelligence official said it was “clear” that at some point prior to the attack, Matar had been in contact with “people either directly involved with or adjacent to the Quds Force,” referring to the Revolutionary Guard’s external operations force.

“It’s unclear the extent of the involvement, if this was a directly supported assassination attempt or if it was a series of suggestions and directions in picking a target,” said the official, who could not speak on the record for diplomatic reasons.

Rushdie lived under police protection for more than a decade following the 1988 publication of his novel [i]Satanic Verses[i], which enraged much of the Islamic world with what was widely seen as a heretical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad. Ruhollah Khomeini, then Iran’s supreme leader, issued a fatwa – a religious edict – in 1989 offering a multimillion-dollar reward for Rushdie’s murder.

But in the ensuing decades Iran has rarely mentioned the situation, and over time, concerns for the author’s safety faded.

“A 24-year-old born in the United States did not come up with Salman Rushdie as a target on his own,” the Middle Eastern intelligence official said. “Even an avid consumer of Iranian propaganda would have some difficulty finding references to Rushdie compared to all the other, modern enemies, designated by the regime.”

Matar’s family hail from the South Lebanese town of Yaroun, an area deeply sympathetic to Iran and its local proxy Hezbollah.

There's no indication thus far that Matar had joined the group or received military training on visits to Lebanon. On Saturday, Hezbollah officials asked local journalists to stop visiting the village, according to local media reports.

“Most of the families in Yaroun support the resistance, there is no question of this relationship,” said a mid-level Hezbollah commander from a nearby village that cannot be named for security reasons. “But this boy has nothing to do with Hezbollah. We don’t know him and do not want to be drawn into international intrigues involving people we don’t know.”

A senior Lebanese security official said the US had requested additional information on the possibility of Matar’s travels to Lebanon in an effort to determine if he had received military training from Hezbollah, which maintains a powerful military training infrastructure in both Lebanon and neighbouring Syria.

The Middle Eastern intelligence official said that a handful of Quds Force members taking the chance to inspire and direct an attack would not require high-level approval from the Iranian regime, where the internal security forces from the Revolutionary Guard Corps and military intelligence are often open rivals, directed by political factions.

They said that since the death in 2008 of Imad Mughniyeh – a Hezbollah commander who directed external operations – there had been a “certain sloppiness” in Iranian and Hezbollah operations.

At a press briefing on Monday, Iran’s foreign ministry said Rushdie “and his supporters are to blame for what happened to him.”

Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said Iran had no information about Matar except what had already appeared in news reports.


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16 Aug 2022, 8:30 am

This is not surprising in the least.



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16 Aug 2022, 4:11 pm

Rushdie's "crime" was committed twenty years before the attacker was born.

So the attacker couldnt have had any gut anger towards the victim (probably had never even heard of Rushdie) - unless he had been indoctrinated.

Another young hot head exploited as cannon fodder by a cult.



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18 Aug 2022, 5:15 pm

Salman Rushdie attacker praises Iran’s ayatollah, surprised author survived: jailhouse interview

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The New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed Salman Rushdie in Western New York last week praised Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini in an exclusive jailhouse interview with The Post on Wednesday — and admitted he didn’t think the author would survive the attack.

“When I heard he survived, I was surprised, I guess,” Hadi Matar, of Fairview, NJ, said in a video interview from the Chautauqua County Jail.

The 24-year-old was mum on whether he was inspired by the late Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issuing a fatwa, or edict, calling for Rushdie’s death in 1989 over the author’s book “The Satanic Verses,” citing a warning by his defense attorney.

“I respect the ayatollah. I think he’s a great person. That’s as far as I will say about that,” Matar said, noting he only “read like two pages” of Rushdie’s controversial novel.

“I read a couple pages. I didn’t read the whole thing cover to cover,” he said.

The accused stabber denied being in contact with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and alluded to acting completely alone.

He said he was inspired to go to Chautauqua after seeing a tweet sometime in the winter announcing Rushdie’s visit.

“I don’t like the person. I don’t think he’s a very good person,” he said about Rushdie. “I don’t like him. I don’t like him very much.

“He’s someone who attacked Islam, he attacked their beliefs, the belief systems


Accused Salman Rushdie stabber held without bail after DA cites Post interview
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The New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed Salman Rushdie at a literary event in Western New York has been indicted by a grand jury — and he was denied bail on Thursday in part because of his jailhouse interview with The Post.

Hadi Matar, 24, pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempted murder and assault during his arraignment in Chautauqua County Court on Thursday.

Prosecutors requested that Matar be remanded without bail, citing comments he made to The Post from jail on Wednesday praising the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who had issued a fatwa, or edict, calling for Rushdie’s death in 1989 over his novel “The Satanic Verses.”

“Mr. Matar’s financial ability exceeds any amount this court can set, no matter how high, Judge, due to the sympathy and alignment of his personal views with an entire nation and countless other groups and organizations with vast financial resources,” Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt said, referring to Iran.

“He himself put that issue out there when he chose to give an interview with a New York Post reporter,” Schmidt continued.

chmidt said “it’s clear that he deliberately targeted Mr. Rushdie” and added that “during his New York Post interview, which was then broadcast to the world,” Matar was “targeting Mr. Rushdie again.”

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Judge David Foley agreed to keep Matar behind bars without bail.

The district attorney said following the hearing that Matar’s interview included statements that have “not… been made to law enforcement, so it’s something that I can use.”

“Of course, anytime there’s a statement, I’m going to pick it up, we’re going to retrieve it,” Schmidt added.


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19 Aug 2022, 4:19 pm

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Interestingly his attacker was neither Iranian or radical.

He's an American (born in the US) who'se parents are from Lebanon and who was thought to be a "nice guy".

Kind of reminds me of the baby faced Boston bomber who grew up in the states, attended college and had an American girlfriend.


Dude, the Fatwa was issued by Iran's previous Allah-on-Earth as a call for any of his follows to kill the poor guy.

Dogs will follow order.

There's absolutely no difference at all between Hezbollah dogs and Iran. So yes, Iran is involved big time no matter how you try to put it. Let's not forget their first assassination attempt was done by a Hezbollah member too.

The guy is "Lebanese" only on paper, but his allegiance, nationally, spiritually, intellectually, culturally...is entirely for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Now, regarding the sh***y retard Democrat foreign policy: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/8/19/iran


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20 Aug 2022, 10:59 pm

That's horrible what happened to Rushdie. Don't people have brains anymore?


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21 Aug 2022, 1:40 am

The_Face_of_Boo wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Interestingly his attacker was neither Iranian or radical.

He's an American (born in the US) who'se parents are from Lebanon and who was thought to be a "nice guy".

Kind of reminds me of the baby faced Boston bomber who grew up in the states, attended college and had an American girlfriend.


Dude, the Fatwa was issued by Iran's previous Allah-on-Earth as a call for any of his follows to kill the poor guy.

Dogs will follow order.

There's absolutely no difference at all between Hezbollah dogs and Iran. So yes, Iran is involved big time no matter how you try to put it. Let's not forget their first assassination attempt was done by a Hezbollah member too.

The guy is "Lebanese" only on paper, but his allegiance, nationally, spiritually, intellectually, culturally...is entirely for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Now, regarding the sh***y retard Democrat foreign policy: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/20
22/8/19/iran


Ah that makes sense.