Reaction to CSIS report on Canadian Islamists
Even so, the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada takes a more measured view of the assessment.
“In terms of judging CSIS’s conclusions or not, that’s very difficult to do,” said the council’s executive director Ihsaan Gardee. “They’re obviously operating with a lot more information than we are.”
Gardee says studying radicalism is important, but he’s worried the CSIS assessment could “lead to a general re-emphasizing of stereotypes and myths that people hold against people from a Muslim background.”