After the planes hit on 9/11, a myth-making industry was born.
A battle zone
Manufacturing local Islamic terrorism, either through FBI sting operations or through rebranding criminal acts by Muslims as acts of Islamic terrorism, does the United States no service.
In fact, the two major events since 9/11—first, Major Hasan’s shooting of fellow soldiers at an army base, and second, the recent Boston bombing—are little more than horrible criminal acts carried out by disturbed, maladjusted individuals, very similar to the Columbine and Newtown school shootings. The perpetrators’ motives and actions are better explained by psychologists than by those so-called “terrorism experts” who have sprung up in abundance in recent years to feed on and perpetuate this narrative. These so-called “Islamic terrorists” had no organization behind them, no training, and nothing but some superficial exposure to jihadi websites. Had they had any meaningful support, then these criminals would not have carried out their atrocities in the amateurish way that they did and gotten caught so easily.SHOW MORE