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We need to stop jumping the gun on terrorism in the absence of facts

The Oslo, Norway shootings have evoked memories of the 2011 Breivik massacre and ties to RWE: but what do we know so far?

Quick Hits – Episode 194 The Norway shootings and premature conclusions (buzzsprout.com)

A shooting in Oslo, Norway outside a pub popular with that city’s LGBTQ community has led to immediate comparisons with the Anders Breivik massacre of 2011 and the issue of RWE. There are, however, many questions as to motive – a senior intelligence official has labelled this an Islamist attack – and it is far too early to be jumping to conclusions. Borealis looks at the dangers of doing analysis in the absence of data.

Norway raises terror alert after deadly shooting at gay bar on Pride day (france24.com)

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.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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