This is an excerpt from an interview conducted by Jerry Gordon of The Clarion Project with David Harris, an Ottawa lawyer and Canadian expert in national security matters.
A Self-Inflicted Injury : Immigration, Infiltration and Canada’s Islamist Threat
Jerry Gordon: Could you identify Canada’s Muslim Brotherhood Front Organizations and leading figures?
David Harris: We can certainly speak in general terms about those organizations and individuals who might be described as Muslim Brotherhood flavored.
(1) Prominent among these has been the Canadian branch of the notorious Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR. In Canada, this chapter is known as the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR-CAN. (It ) had been intimately involved from its founding, with the Saudi-funded Washington D.C. mother organization. The evidence of this is extensive and beyond controversy. The Canadian organization… has been active in agitating in ways apparently designed to encourage a misleading belief in the extensive and comprehensive victimhood of Muslims in Canada. Those familiar with the well-known “Muslim victimhood narrative” and the way that it seems to sweep aside the reality of limited…hyper-critical approaches to Muslims, ignores the fact that, as in the past, it is blacks and Jews who remain by far the primary targets of hate crimes. … the aim of the organizations might be to panic otherwise moderate Muslims and alienate them from their fellow citizens, while at the same time inhibiting those Muslims and non-Muslims who would want to criticize extremism. So much for CAIR-CAN.
(Editor’s Note : According to National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro, “The Council on American Islamic Relations-Canada (CAIR-CAN) ) changed its name (in 2013) to the National Council of Canadian Muslims, hoping to distance itself from the (bad) reputation of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity. It actually wants you to believe that CAIR-Canada isn’t connected to CAIR—-the Muslim parent in the U.S.)”
(2) There is also the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF). CAF is an organization that seems to swim in very troubled waters and render them all the more turbulent. The Canadian government, which considers CAF a “hate” organization, has ended its former practice of funding CAF’s assistance in settling immigrants in Canada. It bears mentioning as an illustration of CAF’s outlook, that not so many years ago, CAF gave its Canadian Arab Federation 40th anniversary award to Mr. Zafar Bangash, the founder-publisher of a radical Canadian Islamic newspaper, sometimes referred to as a Khomeinist newspaper, called Crescent International. Canada’s National Post newspaper reports that Crescent International’s editorial line has included the proposition that 9/11 was “successful”; that it would be desirable to see Iranian theocracy spread; and, that Canada is a “fully paid-up member of the Anglo-Saxon mafia, which is responsible for most of the recorded genocides in the world.” Citing specific issues of Crescent International, the Post’s accomplished security reporter, Stewart Bell, points out that, “The English-language publication fawns over Iran’s fundamentalist regime, reprints verbatim the communiqués of Palestinian terrorists and describes Osama bin Laden as a “famed Arabian” (May 1, 1997) who “stands up to the West in the name of Islam” (Oct. 16, 2001).” Thus, it is on the basis of such sterling Islamist credentials, that the CAF organization awarded its 40th anniversary recognition to the founding publisher of Crescent International.
(3) There is also the notorious Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC). This organization distinguished itself by giving a media excellence award to the self-same founding publisher whom I’ve just described. CIC has associated itself with support for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s hard-line Islamist attempts at the United Nations to impose Islamist blasphemy laws and norms upon all countries of the international system. This effort represents a direct assault upon anything recognizable as a truly liberal democratic concept of freedom of speech and expression. The situation is ongoing.
(4) There is the controversial Muslim Association of Canada (MAC). This organization is one of the primary groups responsible for educating young Canadian Muslims. Yet, on its website, it has advertised that it follows the line of Hassan Al Banna, founder of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, an extremely concerning situation. As the MAC site puts it:
“MAC’s roots are deeply enshrined in the message of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). Its modern roots can be traced to the Islamic revival of the early twentieth century, culminating in the movement of the Muslim Brotherhood. This movement influenced Islamic activities, trends and intellectual discourse throughout the world including those of Muslims who came to Canada in search of freedom, education and better opportunities.
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 Al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. MAC regards this ideology as the best representation of Islam as delivered by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).”
As one considers the implications of Canadian Islamic educators infused with the radical-supremacist doctrines of the Muslim Brotherhood, it is worth reflecting on the words of the Muslim Brotherhood Strategic Memorandum. This was a document that was discovered by US authorities and successfully adduced in evidence by prosecutors in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) terror-funding trial, a prosecution that secured multiple convictions. The “Brothers’” Strategic Memorandum offered guidance to fellow-travelers looking to settle the sullen darklands of North America, better known to most of us as the United States and Canada:
“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process,’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in American [sic] is kind of a grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house… “