Lone wolf killers are often a combination of hatreds and frustrations


The Huffington Post — Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and HuffingtonPostExtremism, wrote about the mass shooting at a Sikh worship center near Milwaukee that left seven people dead, including the suspected gunman, on Aug. 5.

Preliminary reports cast the shooter as a suspected domestic terrorist, and Levin wrote that he “appears to be part of a trend of distressed lone wolves. …

“We will find out more about the offender and motives behind this horrendous atrocity, which shocked the sensibilities of our pluralistic democracy. One thing is certain, lone wolves have been and remain a significant domestic terror risk that is difficult to thwart,” Levin wrote. “A combination of isolation, depression anger and an enabling hateful belief system, as in the case of hate rock, often combine to produce acts of inexplicable violence against innocent people, except in the twisted minds of those who commit these crimes, and those who share their hatreds and frustrations.”

The article was published Aug. 6, 2012.

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