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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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Perspectives

How much should we really worry about Iran?

Today is a bit of a departure, but just a bit: I want to talk about Iran. You know, that country in the Middle East which everyone thinks is public enemy #1!

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A lot of dictatorships are using ‘terrorism’ to crack down on opponents

Even if we cannot agree on what ‘terrorism’ is, we should be able to agree on what it isn’t. In this episode, Borealis looks at some recent abuses of the word terrorism and calls on all countries to reject this usage.

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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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Perspectives

Canada must send a strong message to Saudi Arabia

No country can fail to respond to foreign states who send ‘hit squads’ to kill dissidents. With this in mind, what must the Trudeau government do?

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Is it ok for one nation to send a hit squad to another?

News has just come out that Saudi Arabia sent a hit squad to Canada to kill former counter terrorism officer Saad al-Jabri. Saudi has a history of this, having killed Washington Post reporter and dissident Jamal Kashoggi in Istanbul in October 2018. What should Canada do in reponse? Borealis weighs in. The crown prince of Saudi […]

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Today in Terrorism

August 6, 2015: Mosque bombing in Saudi Arabia

On this day in 2015, ISIS claimed responsibility for a bombing at a mosque in southwest Saudi Arabia that killed 15 including security forces members.

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Podcast

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

Lorcán 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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Articles The Hill Times

No, Canada should not be selling arms to Saudi Arabia!

Canada should not sell arms to Saudi Arabia in light of the Kingdom’s human rights violations and brutal killing of Jamal Kashoggi.

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Today in Terrorism

Northwest Airlines underwear bomber – December 25, 2009

On Christmas Day 2009, Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab boarded a Northwest Airlines flight with a device hidden in his underware and failed to detonate it.