Author: Robert Sibley Reference: Ottawa Citizen (Blog), September 16, 2013
Original title: John Baird and the Muslim Brotherhood
Point de bascule — the tipping point in anglais — is one of the most responsible, restrained and well researched websites devoted to monitoring the Islamist long-term campaign against the West. Run by Marc Lebuis out of Montreal, the French language webmagazine devotes itself to probing and exposing Islamist efforts in Canada (particularly in Quebec).
With that kind of recommendation, and the given its solid reputation, when Point de bascule posts an article on its webmagazine site, it is well worth reading. The magazine’s latest missive is a case in point, raising questions as to whether Harper government — and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, in particular — has been inadvertently funding Muslim Brotherhood efforts to radicalize young Muslims in Canada and ship them overseas to fight n he (in the) Syrian civil war.
What Point de bascule seems to specialize in finding connections between seemingly disconnected bits of publicly-available information and stitching them together into a coherent whole. (In the newspaper business we call this — or used to – investigative journalism.) In this case, Lebuis and his team of researchers appear to have found some questionable links between Baird and the Muslim Brotherhood that suggest taxpayer money intended to help Syrian refugees has been diverted to help the Islamist cause in the country’s civil war. There’s no suggestion this was intentional on the part of the minister; rather, the government has at worst been naive and allowed itself to be hoodwinked by Islamist supporters in this country.
The website is mainly in French, which here’s a translation of the article in question. I have edited it slightly.
Clearly, Point de bascule’s researchers have done a lot of work to connect all these elements of the Islamist presence and activities in Canada. Presumably CSIS and the RCMP are doing their due diligence, too, and, again presumably, keeping the foreign affairs minister informed.