COLUMBIA, Mo. - A Columbia man is in custody, accused of trying to help ISIS plan a terror attack in Missouri.
Although the suspect is innocent until proven guilty, cases such as this raise the question of how a U.S. citizen could possibly become a terrorist.
Dr. Tahir Rahman is an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He says, “Sometimes people think that the violent actions must be the byproduct of a psychotic mental illness, but that’s not always the case." That is what he said in reference to a study into the mind Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik.
As our guest for “This Week,” Dr. Rahman says it's often a difficult issue to even discuss.