One of the attendees at the Mosque is now in jail for having tried to join ISIS.
A number of disturbing guest speakers, and serious concerns over an attendee who was jailed for trying to join Islamic State, has led the Canada Revenue Agency to revoke the charitable status of the Ottawa Islamic Centre.
Here’s what the CRA said about the Ottawa Islamic Centre Assalam Mosque:
“Many of the views expressed by the organization’s speakers are misogynistic, homophobic, racist and/or promote violence.”
Additionally, according to Global News, “The CRA was also concerned that “radicalized individuals” had attended the mosque, one of whom, Ashton Larmond, is now imprisoned for attempting to join the so-called Islamic State.”
The CRA decision stripping the mosque of their charitable status took effect on July 14.
Here’s a key section a report on the CRA’s findings:
“The CRA documents (available below) singled out Abu Usamah At-thahabi, Bilal Philips, Hakkeem Quick and Saed Rageah — all of whom had spoken at the Ottawa mosque one or more times.
According to the CRA, At-thahabi has called women deficient, said Christians and Jews were enemies, spoke about throwing homosexuals off a mountain and said those who left the Islamic faith should be killed.
Philips has been denied entry to several countries and has been described as “anti-Semitic, intolerant and contrary to integration,” the CRA wrote.
In a video described in the CRA documents, Philips said Islam was opposed to terrorism but “does not shrink from using violence to gain some of its ends, to establish itself in certain areas/to gain control of Muslim lands.”
Quick had “advocated for the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to be liberated from the ‘filth’ of the Jews” and was condemned by the New Zealand Broadcasting Authority in 2004 for what was termed “hate speech” towards homosexuals, the CRA said.”
Disturbingly, the ‘charity’ claimed to support “a practice of Islam that was inclusive and aligned with Canadian values.” It seems they used the language they knew the government would want to hear, while doing something entirely different behind the scenes.
Liberals had been seen at the mosque in question for events, including Ontario Liberal MPP John Fraser, and Liberal MP David McGuinty – who is the head of Justin Trudeau’s National Security & Intelligence Committee.
A big problem across Canada
It’s good that the CRA has finally taken action. However, past reports on radicalization have made it clear that hate is being spread in mosques and Islamic schools throughout Canada – including mosques that have received money from Saudi Arabia to spread the horrendous Wahhabist ideology. So, it’s a bigger problem than just this one mosque.
That’s why a further investigation is needed, to make sure that the Canadian People are protected from the threat of Islamist hate and violence.
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