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Does who we are define what we do?

The warning signs in the Christchurch terrorist’s Australian upbringing.

In the aftermath of the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings, everyone is asking why Brenton Tarrant did what he did. Was it is violent household? His racist views? His online habits? Was any of this ‘predictable’?

Borealis pushes back against the notion that we can detect these events in advance.

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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