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Ontario truck attack Perspectives

Hurry up culture does not help understand terrorism or acts of mass violence

The reason for the cowardly attack in London (ON) on June 6 is yet to be determined; calling it terrorism prematurely is not helpful

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Quick Hits Right-wing extremism Video

Golden Dawn trial: Greece shows us how to prosecute terrorism!

When terrorism cases come to court it is necessary to prove that ideology drove a (planned) act of violence. Why do we need to do that? Isn’t violence simply violence?

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Phil in the media Quick Hits Video

FBI foils right-wing terror plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer

Borealis talks with CHML’s Bill Kelly about the FBI takedown of a right wing Michigan militia plot to kidnap and kill the state governor. Have a listen!

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Phil in the media Video

13 men charged in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer

Watch my appearance on Global News about the FBI accusing 13 men of a violent plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and start a U.S. civil war ahead of the November presidential election.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Liam Duffy: Is the ‘war on terrorism’ turning into a ‘war on words’?

UK researcher and former PREVENT officer Liam Duffy joins former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski to discuss the lack of consensus on what terrorism means.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 15, 1963: Ku Klux Klan bombing kills four African-American girls during church services

3 members of the Ku Klux Klan were eventually sentenced for the September 15, 1963 bombing of a church in Alabama in which 4 girls were killed.

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Articles University of Ottawa

Is the violent extremist issue bigger than a shoebox?

Assumptions that the violent extremist threat from individuals associated with RWE and other terrorist ideologies may be overstated.

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Quick Hits Video

Why governments cannot dictate to spies

Borealis weighs in on a report that the Trump Administration told DHS and its spies not to report on Russia and right-wing extremism.

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Articles The Ottawa Citizen

Remember ISIS? Guess what: they still pose a threat here in Canada

It is rare for a terrorist group to entirely cease to exist. There have been several successful attacks over the past few years and there will be more.

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Articles The Hill Times

Terrorism is becoming complicated… again!

When you hear someone say that terrorism has ‘changed’ and that we have to change with it be skeptical. Nothing really has changed over 150 years with the sole exception of technology.