But is that really an accurate assessment?
I think launching a terrorist attack takes some major cojones, and a very strong commitment to one's own values, for better or worse. Isn't that the opposite of cowardice?
Accordingly, I wonder if perhaps the "coward" label is maybe thrown out there loosely in an attempt to make the perpetrator feel small, which might lead some of the more mentally/emotionally unstable of them to make a mistake that might result in their detection and prosecution. (This doesn't make it wrong.)
What do you think?