Andrew Lawton’s general presentation of MAC’s presence in London (Ontario) starts at 2:35
The interview starts at 9:25
After the Journal de Montréal broke the story of a $10,850 grant given by the City of Montreal to the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) for a youth camp set up to ‘integrate’ young Syrian refugees, London (Ontario) radio host Andrew Lawton contacted Point de Bascule Director Marc Lebuis to discuss the issue.
On its own website, MAC has stated that “[its] modern roots can be traced to the Islamic revival of the early twentieth century, culminating in the movement of the Muslim Brotherhood.” The About section of MAC’s website adds that: “MAC adopts and strives to implement Islam, as embodied in the Qur’an, and the teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and as understood in its contemporary context by the late Imam, Hassan Albanna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. MAC regards this ideology as the best representation of Islam as delivered by Prophet Muhammad.”
Point de Bascule has dedicated a file to MAC’s activities. It includes information about the conviction of the head of MAC’s Education Department, Chiheb Battikh, for kidnapping, the role of MAC president Wael Haddara as an advisor to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, MAC’s ownership of numerous buildings housing Islamic institutions and several other topics.