UNC Prof Says Fear of Terrorism Overblown
Between 1980 and 2000, there were over 300 acts or suspected acts of terrorism in the United States.
Furthermore, most Americans remember that the September 11 attacks were occurred with no warning, and that there are nearly daily terror incidents somewhere in the world (such as an attack at the Turkish border recently that resulted in the death of 14 people).
Yet, one professor says concerns about terrorism are overblown.
Move over FBI, CIA and the armed forces.
The real reason America has not seen a huge wave of terrorist attacks in America over the last decade?
There’s no real threat of it.
“Terrorism is not such a huge problem,” argues Charles Kurzman, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and author of recent book“The Missing Martyrs.”
Kurzman gave a speech Monday at the University of South Florida, and the student newspaper, The Oracle, chronicled his claims: