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Quick Hits 162 – Why are jihadis so barbaric?

Have humans really gotten nicer and better at making war?

Terrorism is violent for sure. But why are some terrorists, i.e. Islamist ones, so utterly cruel and inhuman? Former CSIS intelligence veteran Phil Gurski weighs in on this while discussing a recent interview with Canadian historian Margaret MacMillan.

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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.

One reply on “Quick Hits 162 – Why are jihadis so barbaric?”

Jihadis set out to send a lucid message — a message of bloody vengeance. Highly effective as their barbaric actions are terrifying!

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