For many people a strong faith is getting them through the coronavirus. Some, however, are demanding group worship at a time when collective physical distancing is necessary. Have a listen to why I think these people are religious extremists.

See also: Where is the COVID-19 terrorism spike?

An unspeakable crime has occurred in Nova Scotia with the deaths of 18 people, including an RCMP officer. What do we know about the killer? Was this terrorism? Was it tied to COVID-19? Will we ever find out?

Read latest publication by Phil Gurski: The Nova Scotia massacre – more questions than answers

Is it ok to kill terrorists regardless of the circumstances? Is a dead terrorist a good terrorist? In this Quick Hits podcast, I look at the pros and cons of taking out terrorists using lethal force.

Everyone is panicking about COVID-19, and there is reason for this but there is a movement to charge those claiming to spread the virus with terrorism. This is not a terrorism offence and we dilute our understanding of the word if we do so.

See our COVID-19 coverage at https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/tag/coronavirus/

In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who 'worked at the coalface' for many years.

> Check out Phil latest book When Religion Kills: How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith
> The podcast is now available on Spotify
> Read Phil's daily blog Today in Terrorism
borealisthreatandrisk.com

COVID-19 is causing a lot of fear and anxiety around the world. In India, some Hindu extremists are now blaming the country's Muslims for the outbreak. In this Quick Hits podcast we look at the potential for violence.

See our COVID-19 coverage at https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/tag/coronavirus/

In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who 'worked at the coalface' for many years.

> Check out Phil latest book When Religion Kills: How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith
> The podcast is now available on Spotify
> Read Phil's daily blog Today in Terrorism
borealisthreatandrisk.com

Many people turn to religion in times of need and we are in such a time with the coronavirus crisis. But while this is acceptable, some of the practices advocated by a few religious leaders are unhelpful and will aid in the spread of the virus. This too is religious extremism.

See our COVID-19 coverage at https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/tag/coronavirus/

In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who 'worked at the coalface' for many years.

> Check out Phil latest book When Religion Kills: How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith
> The podcast is now available on Spotify
> Read Phil's daily blog Today in Terrorism
borealisthreatandrisk.com

COVID-19 is scary, very scary. We know that it is spread from person to person. So if a person spreads it deliberately can/should that person be charged with 'terrorism'?

In this time of COVID-19 we have enough to worry about without freaking out about terrorism!

See our COVID-19 coverage at https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/tag/coronavirus/

In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who 'worked at the coalface' for many years.

> Now available on Spotify
borealisthreatandrisk.com
> Check out Phil latest book When Religion Kills: How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith
> Read Phil's daily blog Today in Terrorism

Some terrorist groups are threatening to carry out terrorism during the COVID-19 crisis. How realistic is this and, more importantly, how afraid should we be in light of terrorist propaganda.

In this time of COVID-19 we have enough to worry about without freaking out about terrorism!

See our COVID-19 coverage at https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/tag/coronavirus/

In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who 'worked at the coalface' for many years.

> Now available on Spotify
borealisthreatandrisk.com
> Check out Phil latest book When Religion Kills: How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith
> Read Phil's daily blog Today in Terrorism

As the world obsesses about COVID-19 could terrorists take advantage of our lack of focus? Will we see more terrorist attacks? If so, which groups will be most active - jihadis or the far right? All this is discussed in the latest Quick Hit.

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and governments are having a hard time keeping up with strategies to respond and react effectively to keep their citizenry safe. Some countries appeared to dismiss the seriousness of the virus for far too long, while others imposed what some felt were draconian measures (China, Singapore) that would not fly in a Western liberal democracy.

See our COVID-19 coverage at https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/tag/coronavirus/

In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who 'worked at the coalface' for many years.

> Now available on Spotify
borealisthreatandrisk.com
> Check out Phil latest book When Religion Kills: How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith
> Read Phil's daily blog Today in Terrorism

We are all worried about COVID-19 but does it constitute a 'national security' or a 'public safety' threat? How does it compare to terrorism? Have a listen!

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and governments are having a hard time keeping up with strategies to respond and react effectively to keep their citizenry safe. Some countries appeared to dismiss the seriousness of the virus for far too long (hello Trump administration), while others imposed what some felt were draconian measures (China, Singapore) that would not fly in a Western liberal democracy.

See our COVID-19 coverage at https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/tag/coronavirus/

In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who 'worked at the coalface' for many years.

> Now available on Spotify
borealisthreatandrisk.com
> Check out Phil latest book When Religion Kills: How Extremists Justify Violence Through Faith
> Read Phil's daily blog Today in Terrorism

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