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What is ‘Hindu extremism’ and how bad is it?

India is a multiethnic country with a huge Muslim minority: is that minority at risk of violence by Hindu extremists?

Episode 160 – Are we seeing a horrific rise in Hindu nationalist terrorism?

In a world defined largely by Islamist, and to a much lesser extent, right wing terrorism it is important to remember that there are other forms that dominate in some regions. Hindu extremism/terrorism is a good example in India…and outside South Asia. Whether it is accusations by Hindu nationalists of ‘love jihad’ within the Indian Muslim community or attacks by ‘cow vigilantes’, the violence is serious. Borealis has a discussion with Professor Paul Marshall, Senior Fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute and the Hudson Institute, and Wilson Professor of Religious Freedom at Baylor University. 

The Hindutva Threat Outside India – European Eye on Radicalization (

About my guest

Dr. Paul Marshall is the holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) and a research professor within Baylor’s department of political science. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C and the author and editor of more than 20 books on religion and politics.

Canadian Intelligence Eh

In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn.  One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them.

About Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Distinguished Fellow in National Security at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specialising in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the forthcoming second edition of The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present, to be published by Double Dagger in February 2023.

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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