"Threats of lone-wolf attacks rising in Southeast Asia - CNA 10 Apr 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: The risk of lone-wolf terror attacks is rising in Southeast Asia, with followers of Islamic State being encouraged to launch attacks in their home countries, security experts have warned.
The key factor in the heightened risk is that Islamic State (IS) is losing ground in Syria and Iraq, which is resulting in some Southeast Asian fighters returning to their home countries. At the same time, extremists in this region tempted to travel to the Middle East to go and fight for IS are finding it harder to do so, forcing them to look closer to home to carry out attacks."
Honestly, I am dismayed at the persistence of the press to use this sexy term: 'lone-wolf' for the terrorist who would launch terror attacks on his/her own.
I would just call such terrorist: A terrorist! Nothing sexy about this behavior. In fact, I would describe this TERRORIST a loser, confused and obviously a coward who would just pick anyone!
As it as the TERRORIST is to be discouraged. So, let's just call a spade a spade. A lone terrorist is a lone terrorist. Doing damages without fully knowing what the heck is going on. Period.
There is no glory in killing the innocent! Period!!