Research links 'lone wolf' terrorism and mental illness. So what now?
On Friday, the RCMP released the video that 'lone wolf' terrorist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau filmed in his car before killing Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and storming Parliament Hill with a rifle. There was speculation in the days leading up to the video's release that it would provide some insight into his state of mind. Zehaf-Bibeau was known to have a history of mental health and addiction issues. New research shows a surprising link between mental illness and terrorism. One of the studies was co-authored by Emily Corner from University College London in the UK, and her work is already being used by British counter-terrorism officials.