Terrorists can mix in easier in larger cities.
In small town USA they’d be picked out in an instant.
There are several convenient stores in many small towns in NC and TN (I’m familiar with these) that are owned/operated by Middle Easterners. Paranoid conspirator theorist that I am, sees how these could be sleeper cells just waiting for some code (the chair is against the wall) to go into action and then beat feet outta Dodge...Know what I mean???