‘Current government seems not to believe that Islamic terrorism in Canada even exists.’
A study published last week by Gatestone Institute’s Judith Bergman reveals a prevailing atmosphere of denial and avoidance characterizing Canada’s relationship with Islam.
Entitled Canada: Obsessed with “Islamophobia”, Bergman’s report concludes that the current government seems not to believe that Islamic terrorism in Canada even exists. According to the report, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police guide is premised on the belief that radicalization occurs because of perceptions of “injustice”, not because of jihad, with Islamic groups not even being mentioned.
“The message is that terrorism is ‘diverse’ and has nothing to do with Islam,” according to the report. “However, Public Safety Canada’s list of terrorist entities contains 54 terrorist groups, 46 of which are Islamic terrorist groups.