Professors David Schanzer and Robin Kirk write that “instead of reacting out of fear, our thinking about the Syrian refugee crisis should begin with understanding that ISIS’s core goal is to convince Muslims around the world that they are not welcome in the West.”
the News & Observer
“The supporters of ISIS outside the region feel marginalized at home and are drawn to the allure of perceived meaning in their actions. Take away the local support of ISIS by instituting real power sharing and investment in the region and the allure ends,” writes David Siegel, an associate professor of political science.
Detroit Free Press
In a radio interview, terrorism expert David Schanzer discusses how ISIS is moving beyond its traditional boundaries to carry out attacks. Interview starts at the 3-minute mark. Also, see this commentary from Bruce Jentleson. At the 25-minute mark of this show.
“We should remember that ISIS desperately wants to satisfy its blood lust fighting against Americans on its home turf,” says David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security and associate professor of the practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy.