Reports from 100 Percent Fed Up claim that a Canadian professor has stated that “jihad to establish a global caliphate under rule of Islamic Law (shariah) is core Islamic doctrine – it is at a minimum accepted by all faithful Muslims, who do not see anything ‘radical’ or ‘extremist’ about it. They may not actively participate but they certainly support it. Support for jihad, caliphate & shariah is what it means to be a Muslim…”
According to Dr. Katherine Bullock, who is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto at Missisauga, her teachings focus on Muslims in Canada, as well as their history, experiences, both civic and political engagement, media representations of Islam and Muslims, as well as debates on the veil. Dr. Bullock was born in Australia, but she decided to fully embrace Islam back in 1994.
Dr. Bullock has taken part in a panel discussion on counter-radicalization in Canada which was organized by the Muslim Law Students Association of Osgoode, and the panel discussion took place in York University.
Among other things, Katherine mentioned that supporting the establishment of the Islamic State, or Caliphate, as well as implementation of the Islamic Sharia Law is not an expression of radical views, but a “normal” Islamic perspective. Down below is an excerpt from her speech (24:13-25:28): So let’s turn to Canada. I think the domestic policy is slightly different from the foreign policy, but again there’s this cultural and this approach, and it begins with the whole, even the word radicalization is wrong. It’s a problem. Because radicalization is being defined through this culturlist approach. In the United Kingdom anyone who supports the Sharia is considered to be an extremist. There was a U.K. think tank that with the help of Public Safety Canada did a series of interviews in Canada with Muslim youths about radicalization. They defined a radical as this: 1. someone who desires to install a Caliphate. 2. Someone who wants to impose for an Orthodox Sharia; and 3. the use of force, for example, resisting coalition forces in Iraq. So if you’re an Iraqi nationalist who doesn’t believe that the United States should be occupying your country and you fight against them, and you believe in the Caliphate, and you believe in Sharia, you are a radical you’ve been radicalized. But from an Islamic point of view this absolutely nothing radical about wanting Caliphate or wanting Sharia. These are completely normal traditional points of view.
This speech caused a lot of negative reactions among millions of American citizens, and all of that can be seen through their social-media expressed rage:
— Valerie Service (@v_lesser) March 9, 2017
— Kristine montello (@kristinemontel1) March 9, 2017
— Freedomisnotfree (@America17762016) March 19, 2017
— teresa (@teresa88888888) March 18, 2017