Dr. Katherine Bullock is the President of the Islamic Society of North America – Canada (ISNA-Canada) and a professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto at Mississauga.
On November 27, 2014 Bullock, who was born in Australia and converted to Islam in 1994, took part alongside Professor Faisal Kutty and Imam Yasin Dwyer in a panel discussion at York University in Toronto titled “ISIS, Violence and the Politics of Deradicalization.”
Here is an excerpt from Katherine Bullock’s statements in this event (01:24:00-01:25:16):
In general, the Muslim community, when I talk about people like that, they call them criminals, not necessarily this particular seven percent, but when they find out about somebody who’s done bombing or some kind of attack, in fact they’ll say these people are not Muslim. There’s a lot of theories around that 9/11 was done by Jews pretending to be Muslims. ISIS is headed up by Mossad agent. So I don’t know, sometimes I think this is like denial, denial of a problem that’s out there. It does it does give an interesting insight into how people are thinking about what these people are doing, because basically they say: These people are criminals, they’re not Muslims. This is one of the most common things I’ve heard, even for like people, you know, Algeria who lived through the terrible situation there in the 90s when the Kakfiri [radical Islamic] groups were absolutely mad killing slaughter spree, or you know slaughter spree, and the Algerians that I know which held them these people were criminals. The Afghans are the same when they talk about what the Taliban are up to, these people are not Muslim they criminals. So in general this is the most common thing that I hear.