This week, Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group operating out of Somalia, called for attacks upon the Mall of America. What possible connection could a shopping mall in Minnesota have with a Somali terrorist group? Well, Minnesota boasts one of the largest Solmali immigrant populations in the United States. Reports were out as late as summer of 2014, that members from that community had traveled to Syria to take part in jihad there. So, there you go.
The call for attacks prompted the usual response from authorities urging us to “be careful” and “stay vigilant.” Ok...stay vigilant, huh? What does that mean?
Anxiety over terrorism is high right now. Each time we read headlines about an attack in Paris, Sydney, or New York, gun sales spike. People want to do something – anything – to make themselves feel safer.
The concern is understandable. Fear lives and thrives in the unknown. And right now, there’s plenty of unknown to go around.
Sun Tzu, the venerated general and military tactician of ancient China, gives us sage advise as we struggle with how to do personal security. His words from the Art of War are as relevant for us today as they were when he penned them over 2,500 years ago.
“Know yourself and your enemy and you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles.” Sun Tzu
When you confront a problem by learning and understanding it, you begin to solve it. Dispelling the unknown is the key to taking steps that matter.
Terrorism is the war tactic of the 21st century, and it's an effective one. The threat is real and it's dangerous, but you don’t have to live in fear. There are concrete steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, unit or community. It starts with knowledge and understanding.
Join us this week for a free webinar entitled Terrorism: Understanding & Protecting Yourself Against the Threat. We will be running this FREE training multiple times on Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26. This is the first in a 5 part series. Please click here to register.
Here are just a few of the topics we will be covering:
Slots are limited, so reserve your seat today. Dispel the fear and unknown by arming yourself with knowledge. Click here now to register!
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