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Lone wolf terrorists

Published: 29th Jun, 2020

The United Kingdom is facing a growing risk from so-called ‘lone wolf’ terrorists.

  • The United Kingdom is facing a growing risk from so-called ‘lone wolf’ terrorists.

Who is a lone wolf’ terrorist?

  • A lone actor, lone-actor terrorist, or lone wolf is someone who prepares and commits violent.
  • In the United States, lone wolves may present a greater threat than organized groups, and terrorists have not been limited to Muslims
  • Lone wolf attacks, in which extremist individuals translate their beliefs into violent actions, are hard to detect and prevent.
  • In coordinated terror attacks, the chances of competent intelligence agencies detecting the perpetrators are much higher.

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