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.
In this episode, Borealis is joined by Mustafa Akyol to look at the nuances of Muslim leaders calling for boycotts of French goods.
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?
French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a look at Islam. Saudi Arabia responded that Islamist terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. Huh?
Canadians are supposedly really active on right wing extremism websites. How worried should we be? Have a listen to how Borealis sees this data.
Lorcán Owens speak to Phil Gurski, a former Canadian spy and terrorism expert, to discuss Saudi Arabia’s role in inspiring Islamist thought.
We talk a lot about ideology when it comes to terrorism: sometimes it is a good idea to remind ourselves of the basics.
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.
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.
On this day in 2016, nanny Gulchekhra Bobokulova decapitated a 4-year-old girl in her care and displayed the severed head at a Moscow metro station.