The tragic death of the Russian ambassador to Turkey serves as a reminder to the depth of the stereotypical images we have of terrorists. When people of think of a terrorist, they almost exclusively associate it with the image of an Eastern male with a beard and an Eastern outfit. I thought this stereotype is more common amongst Westerners, but many Arabs also think in this same way.
An urgent psychological need
Giving terrorism a specific face serves an urgent psychological need. It gives us a sense of security, albeit false one, when mingling with other peopleAbdullah Hamidaddin