Philadelphia cop shooter suspect charged with attempted murder
Boston Herald - 01/10/2016
The suspect accused of shooting and wounding Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett in the name of Islam was charged yesterday with attempted murder — and an expert is warning the draw of jihadism could be strong for violent, mentally ill criminals.
“It empowers, it makes them feel important, dangerous and a force to be reckoned with,” said James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University, of the appeal of ISIS. “Someone who feels powerless in his own life can feel embowered by identifying with something like this.”