Jessica Stern is a fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an Advanced Academic Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis and one of the foremost experts on terrorism. She serves on the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law. Stern is the author of several books, including Denial: A Memoir of Terror, Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill and The Ultimate Terrorists, as well as numerous articles on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Previously, Stern served on President Clinton’s National Security Council from 1994–95.
A cadre of young Somali-American men are getting indoctrinated in the belief that it’s okay to attack people who disagree with you
The attack was low-tech and apparently leaderless, which points us in several possible directions