Homegrown Extremism

    Based upon your analysis of the readings, what are the key differences between homegrown extremists and terrorists? What are some common reasons that would cause someone who is otherwise of sound mind* to become a homegrown extremist? In other words, what did the readings tell you about the psychology of terrorism? Describe the difference between a purely domestic extremist and someone inspired by international causes, and provide examples for each.

    * Note: As mentioned in the lesson, this course specifically excludes those with serious mental dysfunctions since their cause is most likely not the real root issue of their extremism or violence — the mental dysfunction is.

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