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Christie interviewed by Times Colonist about Boston bombings


The Boston bombs, built with nails and ball bearings packed in pressure cookers, were not sophisticated and suggest homegrown terrorists, not international extremists such as al-Qaeda, who would likely have claimed responsibility, said Kenneth Christie, head of the human security and peace-building program at Royal Roads University. “What happens now that’s important is the reaction,” Christie said. “Do we go back into lockdown and over-react? To me, the best way to deal with terrorism is to treat it as a criminal offence and do criminal investigations. The problem is when it crosses the line into politics and we start to exaggerate all sorts of threats to us...”

Read the full Times Colonist article here.