Quick Hits – Episode 197 Linguistic inaccuracy about terrorism isn’t helping us
It is true that words and phrases change over time: that is the nature of language. But when changes are imposed for reasons that have nothing to do with helping us understand it this is a bad development. The campaign, at least in Canada, to avoid the term ‘Islamist terrorism, is wrongheaded, likely driven by some elements among woke culture. Borealis CEO Phil Gurski discusses why this is a dangerous move.
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About the host Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the most recent The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present.
One reply on “The linguistic flimflammery of terrorism language”
Why not just call it ‘Mock pox’?