Misconceptions about terrorism in the aftermath of the Ohio State rampage
Huffington Post - 12/08/2016
The Ohio State rampage was clearly an act of political terrorism. But in all likelihood it was also a retaliatory hate crime — an attack meant to get revenge against Americans for the perceived maltreatment of Muslims. Previous research on hate motivated violence has shown that some offenders are emboldened to act violently when they are encouraged by rhetoric particularly from powerful individuals who espouse a world view according to which certain kinds of people are not worthy of being in America.