How Media Sensationalism Triggers Lone Wolf Attackers

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How Media Sensationalism Triggers Lone Wolf Attackers

We’ve been spreading propaganda for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) for years now. Everything from broadcasting the unedited footage of the Jordanian pilot, Muath Al-Kasasbeh, burning to death in a cage, to emblazoning Mohammed Emwazi on every single tabloid, menacingly taunting the West in triumph. We turned him from zero to hero; from a loser…