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Terrorism In STAR WARS: Is The Force A Terrorist Ideology?

Star Wars is a classic battle of good vs evil. In this podcast, Phil Gurski explores if the good guys are terrorists and if the Force is a terrorist ideology.

May the 4th is now known as ‘Star Wars Day’ (a play on ‘May the Force be with you’). Star Wars is a classic battle of good vs evil, with good winning of course. But are the good guys (and the bad guys) terrorists? Is the Force a terrorist ideology?

About this podcast

In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who ‘worked at the coalface’ for many years.

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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. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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