Duke professor: Do not view ISIS as example of Muslim community
A Duke University professor said turning others against Muslims is exactly what the terrorists in Brussels hoped would happen on Tuesday.Posted — Updated
Tim Nichols—an associate professor specializing in counter terrorism at Duke University—says the Brussel attackers had two main objectives when carrying out the deadly bombings: provoke an overreaction against the entire Muslim community, and to convince frustrated Muslims to join their fight.
Nichols said he cautions people to not view ISIS terrorists as an example of the entire Muslim community.
“They’ll learn a lot from the people they capture,” he said. “Hopefully they’ll interview them and find info that helps them tear apart the terrorist network.”
Nichols said Americans should not fear traveling to Europe after the attack in Brussels.
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