Monday, June 20, 2016

Identity sublimation

The Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter --

My name is I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.

The accused killer of Jo Cox MP in his first court appearance --

My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain.

The notion that there's going be a particular type of terrorist inspired by something as distinct from his own personal struggles is getting more and more difficult to maintain, encapsulated in the supposedly different categories of Loner and Lone Wolf.

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