Monthly Archives: January 2015

Canadian Muslim group funneled $300K to Hamas-linked charity

One of the country’s largest Muslim organizations gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Hamas-linked charity, and vocally supported an Egyptian Islamist group, QMI Agency has learned.

The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), based in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, Ont., owns or operates at least 20 Islamic schools and 15 mosques in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec.

MAC’s website says the group is centred around “holistic educational and spiritual development” and “has no organizational link or affiliation with other organizations.”

However, QMI obtained an RCMP search warrant linking the group to IRFAN-Canada, a banned charity group and a listed terrorist organization also based in Mississauga.

The Mounties, citing Canada Revenue Agency disclosure, say: “The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) provided $296,514 between 2001 and 2010” to IRFAN-Canada.

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Just some muslims in Paris

A special kind of hate

Survey: 84 Percent of Palestinians Think Israel May be Behind Paris Attacks

“The overwhelming majority believe that the murders of the French [citizens] in Paris were suspicious operations, and that Israel may be behind them”.

Hamas Warns: Give Us Money Or We’ll Become Terrorists

Buried in an Agence France Presse article about the failure of international donors to pay the $5.4 billion they’ve pledged to help rebuild Gaza is an absolute gem of a quote:

A Hamas official warned recently that the territory could become a breeding ground for extremism unless promised reconstruction is accelerated.

“Our message to the world, which is scared of terrorism and extremism, is that the delay in rebuilding Gaza and the continuing blockade against it will make it a ripe environment for the spread of extremism and terrorism,” Khalil al-Haya told a Gaza City meeting of the movement’s representatives in the Palestinian parliament.

Hamas hails Greek far-left Syriza faction for election victory, opposition to ‘Israeli crimes’

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on Tuesday congratulated the head of Greece’s far-left Syriza coalition for his election victory on Sunday.

Alexis Tsipras, the new prime minister, was hailed by Hamas for his opposition to “Israeli crimes, aggression, and siege on Gaza,” according to the Ma’an news agency.

After two years of waiting in the wings, Tsipras and his Syriza party stormed to power in Sunday’s snap election on a wave of anger against German-backed austerity that has driven up poverty and pushed unemployment over 25 percent.

Syriza’s ranks include an array of leftists ranging from Marxists to Greens.

The party has constantly identified itself with the Palestinian cause and its program includes a demand for abolition of Greece’s military cooperation with Israel and the support for the creation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders. Israel and Greece have enjoyed a strong relationship and cooperation since 2008 in several aspects of military, intelligence, economy and culture.

Tsipras’ party colleagues and his own inner circle have repeatedly attacked Israel and the “Zionists” claiming that they are not anti-Semitic, just ”anti-Zionist.” Syriza’s former head, Nikos Konstandopoulos, has consistently offered his services as a defense lawyer for convicted and alleged Arab terrorists who have been arrested in Greece.

Last year, Tsipras stated that ‘’the world should make every possible effort so that Israel ends its criminal attack and brutality against Palestinians.’’

“Seeing Israel killing children in Palestine is unacceptable. We should unite our voices and forces so as to live in peace, expressing our solidarity to the Palestinian people,” he said during a march in Athens against Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza last summer.

“When civilians and children are killed at beaches facing the same sea that borders on the European continent, we cannot remain passive, because if this happens on the other side of the Mediterranean today, it can happen on our own side tomorrow,” he said.

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Iran vows to attack Israel from West Bank

“Opening up a new front across the West Bank, which is a major section of our dear Palestine, will be certainly on the agenda, and this is part of a new reality that will gradually emerge”