The psychology of terror


Anthony Lemieux is a professor at the Emory School of Medicine whose speciality is the psychology of terror.   11Alive News talked to him about al-Qaeda’s threat of violence  to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Professor Lemieux says he is not surprised by that threat.  He says al-Qaeda likes to warn of violent attacks on symbolic dates, such as this anniversary.

He says what is interesting is that in this instance, we are talking about three individuals, which is very stripped down from the scale of the attacks ten years ago.

He adds that  the most attractive targets this weekend may also be the same ones with the most security.  Professor Lemieux says the more vigilant the public is, the better the chance an attack would fail.

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