Robert Bowers - Tree of Life Congregation (Synagogue) in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Active Shooter

STOCHASTIC TERRORISMRobert Bowers' ideology and actions have become story among white nationalists circles. Robert Bowers image is in constant recirculation on Telegram in hopes to inspire other lone wolves to attack soft targets.  The incident itself represents stochastic terrorism. The term stochastic terrorism is defined as "using language and other forms of communication to incite random acts of violence that are "statistically predictable but individually unpredictable." Poster (above) "Brenton Tarrant's lads" Telegram Channel: Will You Make It Onto The Leaderboard In the Fight For White Survival - 03 September 2019 Poster (above) "Praiseth The Roof" Telegram Channel "Screw Your Optics" - 09 June 2021THE INCIDENTOn 27 October 2018, at approximately 09:45 a.m. EDT, the active shooter entered the third floor of Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill neighborhood, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during a a Bris ceremony.  Local law enforcement has…

Robert Bowers - Tree of Life Congregation (Synagogue) in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Active Shooter is a group formed c. 2018.
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