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When language matters

Quick Hits 166 – What is Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism (IMVE)?

The terms we elect to use to describe things have their purposes.  When it comes to terrorism there is a movement to use generic words to refer to specific types of violent extremism.  Borealis protests this simplification of language, calling it what it is (i.e. political correctness).

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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.

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