After CBC News revealed that two Muslim terrorists involved in an attack on a gas plant in Algeria were from London (Ontario), Tarek Fatah challenged it to follow up on its story and report about the links between two city mosques and three terror-financing organizations. At the time, mosques’ spokespersons, Wael Haddara and Munir el-Kassem, told the media that the terrorists were unknown to them and that terrorism cannot be linked with religion.
Wael Haddara is on the London Moslem Mosque‘s board of directors. While he was on the board of the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) from April 2011 to March 2012, as a director and later as its chair, the Canada Revenue Agency revoked the charitable status of three Islamic organizations linked with MAC because they were involved in the financing of terrorism.
Munir el-Kassem is the imam at the Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario, also in London. He was also a leader of the Libyan World Islamic Call Society (WICS) established by Muammar Gaddafi in 1972 to further the Islamization of non-Muslim countries. WICS’ interreligious activities have often been used to cover the financing of terrorism and to bribe politicians. In 2011, the Canada Revenue Agency revoked WICS-Canada’s charitable status after finding out that it transferred money to a radical group involved in a coup in Trinidad and Tobago in 1990 and was also involved in a plot to bomb New York Kennedy Airport in 2007.
Point de Bascule (April 5, 2013): Algeria terrorist attack – Three Islamic organizations linked with London mosques’ spokespersons Wael Haddara and Munir el-Kassem lost their charity status because of their links with terrorism