On April 3, 2014, the Conservative MP for Mississauga, Brad Butt, presented a petition at the House of Commons asking for the listing of the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt as a terrorist organization. The current guidelines for petitions specify that “the government reply to a petition within 45 calendar days.” MP Brad Butt’s initiative is reported in the Hansard.
“Recently on live TV, Sheikh Abdul Maqsud, an Islamic jurisprudent associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, issued a fatwa obligating ‘Muslims’ (in this context, Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt) to engage in acts of terror against ‘infidels’ (in this context, the Egyptian government and anyone else opposing the Brotherhood).” (Raymond Ibrahim)
Partisans of the Brotherhood have committed numerous acts of violence against their opponents while Muslim Brotherhood-backed Egyptian president Morsi was in power and after he was ousted.
Hamas, that introduces itself as “one of the wings of the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine” in the article 2 of its charter, has already been listed in 2002 as a terrorist organization by the government of Canada.
In the summer of 2013, Arab media reported that Hamas was defending the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo streets and killing Egyptians who were protesting against the Islamist organization.
The presentation of this petition in Canada coincides with a request made by the British Prime Minister Cameron to MI5 and MI6 to inquire into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United Kingdom.
Muslim Association of Canada’s (MAC) leaders involved in the Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt
The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is the main Muslim Brotherhood representative in Canada. On August 19, 2013, Point de Bascule revealed that, sixteen days after having resigned his position as MAC president “for personal reasons” in December 2012, Wael Mahmoud Haddara was listed as a member of the Egyptian delegation at the United Nations and as an advisor to Muslim Brotherhood-backed Egyptian President Morsi on an official UN document.
On its website, the Muslim Association of Canada presented itself as a follower of the Muslim Brotherhood founder and vowed to implement his doctrine in Canada:
“MAC’s […] modern roots can be traced to the Islamic revival of the early twentieth century, culminating in the movement of the Muslim Brotherhood. […] MAC adopts and strives to implement Islam, […] as understood in its contemporary context by the late Imam, Hassan Albanna [1906-1949], 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 published and archived many articles describing how the MAC is implementing the Muslim Brotherhood program in Canada. Here are some of them:
MAC / IRFAN-Canada (April 7, 2009): Ekrima Sabri invited at MAC’s Centre Laurentien by IRFAN-Canada (Sabri promote suicide operations and stated in the past: “The younger the martyr – the greater and the more I respect him…”.)
Point de Bascule (March 8, 2012): Dar al-Iman School and MAC received funds from an Islamist organization, linked to al-Qaeda, whose charitable status was revoqued (L’école Dar al-Iman et la MAC ont reçu des fonds d’une organisation islamiste liée à Al-Qaïda dont le statut d’œuvre de bienfaisance vient d’être révoqué)
Point de Bascule (February 21, 2014): Jamal Badawi – Main Sunni Muslim leader in Canada incites Muslim judges and civil servants not to apply current legal provisions that are opposed to sharia (Badawi was on MAC’s Board for many years and is still involved in its activities.)
MAC (May 23, 2010): Salah Soltan invited by MAC in Canada to radicalize its supporters (After the Muslim Brotherhood took power in Egypt, Soltan was appointed Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.)
Point de Bascule (April 3, 2012): Muslim Association of Canada: a contributor to Hamas fund collector controls halal certification in Quebec
Edmonton Public Schools (2009): Islamic studies course developed by MAC leader Issam Saleh and Waleed Najmeddine
Point de Bascule: File Muslim Association of Canada