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December 25, 2015: Suicide bomber hits mosque in Bangladesh

On December 25, 2015 a suicide bomber struck an Ahmadiyyah mosque in the Bangladeshi town of Rajshahi, wounding a dozen worshipers

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Gulf State religious moderation falls by the wayside in Pakistan

Countries like Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar have so far turned a blind eye to mounting sectarian sentiment in Pakistan against Shiites and Ahmadis.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Mustafa Akyol: Is Islam in crisis? What to do about it?

In this episode, Borealis is joined by Mustafa Akyol to look at the nuances of Muslim leaders calling for boycotts of French goods.

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Islamic leaders need to look in the mirror

In the wake of heavy criticism by Muslim leaders over French President Macron’s comments about Islam, all fingers are pointed at France as the problem. Is it, or is the Muslim world in crisis?

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Yes, Islamist extremism has a lot to do with Islam

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a look at Islam. Saudi Arabia responded that Islamist terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. Huh?

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Quick Hits: Research finds Canadians among most active in online right-wing extremism

Canadians are supposedly really active on right wing extremism websites. How worried should we be? Have a listen to how Borealis sees this data.

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The Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism: A Marriage of Convenience

Lorc├ín Owens speak to Phil Gurski, a former Canadian spy and terrorism expert, to discuss Saudi Arabia’s role in inspiring Islamist thought.

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The Jihadi view of the world in a nutshell

We talk a lot about ideology when it comes to terrorism: sometimes it is a good idea to remind ourselves of the basics.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Podcast 33 – Who was Abdallah Azzam? A discussion with Norwegian scholar Thomas Hegghammer

What was Abdallah Azzam role in modern Islamist terrorism? Listen to my chat with Norwegian scholar Thomas Hegghammer on his new book on the jihadi ideologue.

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March 6, 2016 | Attack on a Sufi Mosque in Kabul

On this day in 2016 gunmen entered a Sufi mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during prayers, held each of the victims down and shot them in the head.