Timing of Istanbul attack tied to key date in ISIS history, CSUSB’s Brian Levin says

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Orange County Register — Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, said it is no accident those who carried out the Istanbul assault did so on the eve of the two-year anniversary of Islamic State’s claim of creating a caliphate.

“This is what happens when an apocalyptic death cult tries to hijack a faith,” Levin said.

The terrorist attack in Istanbul on June 28 was a “worst-case nightmare” that exposed the vulnerability of public areas of airports outside screening checkpoints, experts say.

The article was published June 30, 2016.

Read the complete article at “Istanbul attack prompts big response at Southern California airports.”

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