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Blasphemy laws are still common around the world. Why?

Religion is a very personal thing and, for many, very important.  That it can make someone a better person is indeed a good thing, but that is not always the case.  For some, faith is something to impose on others, and, in some cases, kill for. 

In this episode, Borealis looks at blasphemy accusations and links to religious terrorism.

When Religion Kills

How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith (2019)

Christian fundamentalists. Hindu nationalists. Islamic jihadists. Buddhist militants. Jewish extremists. Members of these and other religious groups have committed horrific acts of terrorist violence in recent decades. Phil Gurski explores violent extremism across a broad range of the world’s major religions.

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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