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Why can’t we call terrorists what they are?

Militants, militias, insurgents, sects. These are just some of the terms used to describe what are in reality terrorists. Why the variation? In this episode, Borealis weighs in on the terminology used to talk about terrorists.

Militants, militias, insurgents, sects. These are just some of the terms used to describe what are in reality terrorists.  Why the variation?  Borealis weighs in on the terminology used to talk about terrorists.

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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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