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Quick Hits 157 – Language matter when talking about terrorism!

Necessary coinage or political correctness?

There is a movement afoot to change the way we talk about terrorism. Instead of ‘Islamist extremism’ we get ‘ideologically-motivated extremism’ or ‘religiously-motivated extremism’. Necessary coinage or political correctness?

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Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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