March Today in Terrorism

March 9, 1977: Black Muslim group takes hostages in Washington DC

Beginning on March 9, 1977 149 people were held hostage in Washington by 12 members of the Hanafi Movement.

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Borealis talks with American terrorism guru Brian Jenkins

Episode 100 – Borealis President Phil Gurski is delighted to welcome back US terrorism specialist Brian Jenkins to answer a simple question: whither terrorism?

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Sara Kamali – What can jihadis and white nationalists possibly have in common?

Episode 97 – Phil Gurski talks with Dr Sara Kamali, author of the new book, HOMEGROWN HATE: Why White Nationalists and Militant Islamists are Waging War against the United States

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Quick Hits 144 – Why do we have intelligence if it is not acted on?

Former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski looks at how intelligence failures are anything but.

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Quick Hits 142 – So now the Canadian government is telling us what it terrorism and what is not?

The debate over the events of Jan 6 in Washington continues. Was it terrorism? A riot? A coup?

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How to secure the U.S. Capitol without a fence

U.S. Capitol Police want to build a permanent fence around the building to enhance security after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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Quick Hits 128 – No, the January 6 Capitol riot was not an ‘intelligence failure’

Pushing back against the idea that the US intelligence community ‘failed’ on January 6.

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Listing the Proud Boys as a ‘terrorist entity’ is mostly about politics

Those who keep us safe do not need a list to tell them whom and what to investigate.

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Quick Hits 126 – What is the point of ‘terrorist group listings’?

Jagmeet Singh called for Proud Boys to be labelled as terrorists. What is a ‘terrorist entity list’ and what does it do?

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Once inside the Capitol, it was like a frat party

Listen to my interview on Canada Now with Jeff Sammut