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The Ryan Jespersen Show – Violence justified by faith

Listen to my interview on The Ryan Jespersen Show yesterday morning for a discussion on how extremists justify violence through faith.

I was a guest on The Ryan Jespersen Show yesterday morning for a discussion on how extremists justify violence through faith. Listen to the interview.

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. How is this possible? How do individuals use their religious beliefs to justify such actions? How do they manipulate the language and symbols of their faith to motivate others to commit violence in the name of the divine?

When Religion Kills: How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith

In his latest book, Phil Gurski addresses these essential questions as he explores violent extremism across a broad range of the world’s major religions. Check it out today!

When Religion Kills: 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 Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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