Canadian Government Facing Pressure to Outlaw Muslim Brotherhood

AP Photo/Michel Spingler
AP Photo/Michel Spingler

With growing evidence of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presence and activity in Canada–together with their ties to terror around the world–the government is coming under increased pressure to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terror group, thereby making the organization illegal in Canada.

According to QMI Agency, the “two main offshoots” of the Muslim Brotherhood are Hamas and Egyptian Islamic Jihad, both of which “are listed as terror organizations in Canada.”

QMI reports that “top Muslim Brotherhood leaders have lived in Canada for decades” and that “they have sent pro-Sharia organizations and sent money and resources to groups that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Revenue Agency say are owned or controlled by Hamas.”

The current focus on the Muslim Brotherhood comes nearly one year to the day after the National Post reported on a study that determined a thorough investigation of the group was overdue.

According to the Post, the study was authored by Tom Quiggin, formerly a Privy Council intelligence analyst. His study “intended to focus public attention on the requirement to have a national level discussion on the Muslim Brotherhood and its role in Canada.”

Although founded in the 1920s, the Muslim Brotherhood rose to prominence most recently in June 2012, when Mohammed Morsi won the Egyptian presidential election as a member of the national Muslim Brotherhood party. Breitbart News reported Egypt’s military removed Morsi from office one year later, as part of an effort to protect democracy in that country.

Pressure is now mounting for the Canadian government to do something about the elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in their country.

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