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October Today in Terrorism

October 9, 1995: Mysterious group derails train in Arizona

On October 9, 1995 an Amtrak train derailed near Palo Verde, Arizona in the southwest US, killing one and wounding 78.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 8, 1977: ETA assassinates mayor in Spain

On October 8 of that year ETA killed Augusto Unceta Barrenechea, mayor of Guernica, and his two bodyguards.

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Perspectives

How does barring Islamist political parties from democracy help?

Democracies must allow Islamist parties to run for office: anything short of this provides terrorist groups with free propaganda and potential recruits.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 7, 2004: Car bomber targets Sunni rally in Pakistan

On October 7, 2004 a remote-controlled car bomb targeting Sunni Muslims exploded in the Pakistani city of Multan, killing at least 40 people and wounding more than 100

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Vern White – How well does intelligence coordination work in Canada?

Episode 108 – Phil Gurski has a fascinating discussion with Canadian Senator Vern White, former RCMP and Chief of Police in Durham and Ottawa

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Perspectives

Who would kill over a cartoon? Jihadis, that’s who

Terrorists are not known for their embrace of free speech. Their view of the world allows for absolutely no diversion from what they have decided is right…and wrong.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 6, 2002: Suicide bombing in the Gulf of Aden

On October 6, 2002 terrorists carried out a suicide attack on the MV Limburg, carrying crude oil, killing one crew member and injuring a dozen

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Is Neo a terrorist? Can we reclaim The Matrix from the alt-right?

Quick Hits 175 – What do the Matrix movies tell us about terrorism and what happens when reality emulate art?

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October Today in Terrorism

October 5, 1985: Children killed in Egyptian mass shooting

On October 5, 1985 an Egyptian soldier named Suleiman Khater gunned down seven Israelis: three adults and four young children.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 4, 2017 ISIS: Tongo Tongo ambush in Niger

On October 4, 2017 an ISIS affiliated terrorist group killed four US servicemen, four Nigerien soldiers and an interpreter near Tongo Tongo