Extremism ‘motivated by jihadist beliefs’ top source of terrorism

MSN published a National Post story featuring research by Daniel Hiebert, a UBC geography professor, on terrorism motivations.

Religious extremism was found to be the top motive for Canadian terrorism, but Hiebert wrote that these results should be treated with caution because many cases had no identified motive.

“Rather than reflecting broader motivational trends, these distributions may reflect a tendency for some groups to advertise their motives more explicitly than others, or certain groups to have better success at evading detection following incidents,” he wrote.

The story also appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Regina Leader-Post, and The Province.