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A lot of dictatorships are using ‘terrorism’ to crack down on opponents

Even if we cannot agree on what ‘terrorism’ is, we should be able to agree on what it isn’t. In this episode, Borealis looks at some recent abuses of the word terrorism and calls on all countries to reject this usage.

Even if we cannot agree on what ‘terrorism’ is, we should be able to agree on what  it isn’t.  Legitimate non-violent dissent is not terrorism, and yet that label is used by many countries to outlaw this opposition. 

In this episode, Borealis looks at some recent abuses of the word ‘terrorism’ and calls on all countries to reject this usage.

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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