Canadian Intelligence Eh!

CIE – Just how bad is the ‘violent incel’ threat?

Is the threat to national security and public safety from violent incels as serious as some say? A conversation with Canadian journalist MJ Banias

Canadian Intelligence Eh! – Episode 151: Do we need to worry more about ‘violent incels’?

Everybody wants to talk about right-wing extremism (RWE) these days, and more specifically (violent) incels (short for involuntary celibate). A small number of serious attacks in a small number of countries has led to the belief that this form of violence somehow represents a significant threat to public safety. But is it? Borealis talks with MJ Banias, a journalist who has looked into the incel ‘phenomenon’.

About my guest

MJ Banias is a podcaster and journalist who covers security, geopolitics, and technology. He is the co-host of “SitRep,” a weekly security podcast, and a journalist at The Debrief. He has written for VICE, Popular Mechanics, and the Globe and Mail. You can follow him on Twitter @mjbanias.

Canadian Intelligence Eh

In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn.  One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them.

About Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Distinguished Fellow in National Security at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specialising in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the most recent The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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