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N.Y., Canada attacks appear inspired by Islamic State exhortation
N.Y., Canada attacks appear inspired by Islamic State exhortation

A spate of terrorist attacks in Canada and New York City last week appears to have been inspired by calls from Islamic State and other militants to launch lone-wolf attacks that could signal the rise of a kind of DIY terrorism, sowing fear on a smaller but more pervasive scale. Last month a spokesman for Islamic State urged followers to attack Western and Arab targets "from your place wherever you may be." Eschewing the large and organized attacks that have characterized terrorism of the recent past, he instead recommended killing by any means. "If you are not able to find an IED [improvised explosive device] or a bullet … smash his head with a rock, or slaughter...

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