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Canada’s Islamists Impede the Counterjihad While Seeking Taxpayer Monies

Susannah Johnston
MEF, Jan. 13, 2023

“Tarek Fatah: The Islamists in Canada are using classic Muslim Brotherhood tactics to establish themselves as the primary victims of racism and what they refer to as “Islamophobia.””
An Islamist organization in Canada has obstructed the enforcement of anti-terror finance laws imposed after 9/11 and has convinced government officials to direct public funds to support Islamist-directed projects in the country. In particular, the organization has made liberal use of the “Islamophobia” charge to hinder investigations into Muslim nonprofit organizations accused of funding terror operations in the Middle East.

The organization in question, the National Council of Canadian Muslims, demonstrated its influence in 2017 when it drove Christine Douglass-Williams from her post on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Douglass-Williams, who was ousted from her post after the NCCM complained about her writings for Jihad Watch, said elected officials are unlikely to stand up to the NCCM for fear of being called “Islamophobic.”

“You likely won’t get a sitting Member of Parliament or active politician in this country to discuss the NCCM,” she said. “It’s a leper topic unfortunately which is a commentary in itself about the effectiveness of the “Islamophobia” subterfuge. This fear of scrutinizing the NCCM has allowed it a blank check written by taxpayers.”

NCCM’s influence became further evident in June of 2021 when Canadian MPs unanimously voted to host an emergency summit to combat “Islamophobia” which took place the following month. The NCCM used the summit to boost its long-standing campaign to cripple the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which had been auditing Muslim charities suspected of sending money to terror organizations overseas. The NCCM has long pushed for the repeal of the 2015 Anti-Terrorism Act, which established the Review and Analysis Division (RAD) a bureau within the CRA charged with preventing “the abuse of registered charities for the financing of terrorism.” … [To read the full article, click here]

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