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What’s the cure for ‘sudden-jihad syndrome?’

by Brad A. Greenberg

February 19, 2008 | 7:56 pm

An old colleague of mine writes about terrorism for the Washington Times, and the other night I can across a month-old story referring to sudden-jihad syndrome, which sounds like the evil spawn of SIDS and a small-man complex

Sympathy for al Qaeda has produced “sudden jihad syndrome” in domestic terror cells unaffiliated with foreign terrorists and people seeking to carry out attacks in the U.S., a law-enforcement intelligence analysis says.

The Dec. 6 report by the Texas Public Safety Department’s Bureau of Information Analysis warns officials not to dismiss individual or homegrown terror cells as “wannabes,” saying they pose a credible threat to homeland security.

“Oftentimes, these attackers are dismissed as suffering from mental health issues, but their own words and writings reveal an affiliation with Islamic supremacy or an affinity for Islamic extremism,” said the report, which was distributed to federal, state and local law enforcement in Texas. “As a result, law enforcement should not be too quick to judge their attacks as having no nexus to terrorism.”

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