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June Today in Terrorism

June 30, 2016: ISIS brothers murder their mother in Saudi Arabia

On June 30, 2016 twin brothers stabbed their mother to death and seriously injured their father and brother over their allegiance to ISIS

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May Today in Terrorism

May 29, 2004: Al Khobar bombings in Saudi Arabia

On May 29, 2004 Islamist terrorists attacked a residential complex in the Saudi port industrial city of Al Khobar, killing 22 and wounding another 25

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April Today in Terrorism

April 21, 2004: Suicide bomber hits police building in Saudi Arabia

On this day in 2004, a suspected Al Qaeda suicide bomber detonated his vehicle at the gates of a government building in Riyadh killing five and wounding 148.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Al Treddenick – Is Saudi Arabia sending hit squads to Canada?

Episode 88 – Phil Gurski talks with Al Treddenick, former senior CSIS officer who was stationed at the Canadian embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Perspectives

So who gets to decide what is and what is not a terrorist group?

The decision to name some groups as terrorist is often a very biased one: it is important to see why certain groups are labeled as such

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Perspectives

Canada needs to act on Saudis’ targeting of dissidents

The release of a CIA report holding Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 matters to Canadians, because the same sort of thing can happen here. We’ve already seen the evidence.

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Guest blog

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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Quick Hits Video

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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Quick Hits Video

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?