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A review of Caliphate – Episode 2

Fatima is going to help bring Pervin home from Syria, but she has a counter-demand. She asks Pervin to spy on her husband.

In this episode Pervin tries to find out more about the alleged upcoming terrorist attack in Sweden, pushed by her SAEPO handler. Husam’s panic attacks continue and lead to tragic events.  Ibbe is still grooming young women in Sweden and appears to be having some success. 

Let’s see how well all this is portrayed in the continuing Borealis overview of the Netflix series ‘Caliphate‘. Never miss an episode! Subscribe to my podcast and receive a notification when I publish a new episode.

About Caliphate

Starting in 2014, the terrorist group known as ISIS launched its version of the ‘Caliphate’  in parts of Iraq and Syria- a state run by Islamic law.  Conditions were brutal and barbaric punishments were meted out for minor offences.  Many lived in fear. Thousands from western countries left to join ISIS, despite the fact that everyone knew it was a terrorist group.  Some were enthusiastic supporters: others had a change of heart once they got there.  

All this is historical and well documented.  Now we can relive those days via the Netflix production ‘Caliphate’.  This Swedish production began airing in 2020 and follows events in Sweden and Iraq as several Swedes have left their homeland to join ISIS and SAEPO, the Swedish security service, is trying to keep tabs on threats.  Throw into the mix an alleged ISIS bomb plot in Sweden and you have all the makings of a cliffhanger series! 

Join Borealis as we walk through each episode and discuss what happened.  We will look at how accurate the fictional depiction is, all seen through the lens of a 32-year Canadian intelligence veteran and author of six books on terrorism.


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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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