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The Nashville explosion is looking more and more like a spectacular suicide, not an act of terrorism

Borealis looks at serious acts of violence, including ‘suicide bombings’, that are not terrorist in nature.

WATCH The Nashville explosion is looking more and more like a spectacular suicide, not an act of terrorism

As we impatiently wait for more details on what happened in Nashville on Christmas Day, we are now aware that the perpetrator said the world would never forget him. Does that make him a terrorist? Probably not.

Borealis looks at serious acts of violence, including ‘suicide bombings’, that are not terrorist in nature.

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How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith (2019)

Christian fundamentalists. Hindu nationalists. Islamic jihadists. Buddhist militants. Jewish extremists. Members of these and other religious groups have committed horrific acts of terrorist violence in recent decades. Phil Gurski explores violent extremism across a broad range of the world’s major religions.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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