Canada Suspends Libyan Charity Over Terrorist Financing


Canadian media has reported that the Canadian government has revoked the registration of the World Islamic Call Society (WICS) that it says was established as a front by Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi and that been sending money to known terrorists. According to the report:

The Harper government has revoked the registration of a longtime Canadian charity that it says was established as a front by Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi to funnel money to terrorists the world over — including a Muslim militant cell implicated in a 2007 plot to blow up JFK airport in New York City. According to government documents obtained by the Citizen, the World Islamic Call Society, based in London, Ont., has been transferring money from Gadhafi’s ‘Jihad fund’ to bank accounts of known terrorists. A payment of $170,814.20 was made to Jamaat al-Muslimeen, a terrorist group known for a campaign of rape, torture and murder, according to the documents. This same group once attempted to overthrow the elected government of Trinidad and Tobago. Canada Revenue Agency financial documents also show that the Canadian charity transferred $10,000 directly to the terrorist group’s leader, Yasin Abu Bakr.

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The Point de BASCULE blog recently posted an extensive report on cooperation between the WICS  and the Global Muslim Brotherhood titled “The Muslim Brotherhood and Gaddafi were partners not too long ago.”

An earlier post reported that Bosnian Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric and a closely associated Mufti from Serbia were visiting Libya on February 14 where they apparently accepted a donation from Libyan leader Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi for the construction of the administration building of the Rijaset [head office]of the Islamic Community in Sarajevo. Considered by some to be a leading “liberal” Islamic leader, Mustafa Ceric is tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood through his membership in the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), headed by Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi and by his participation in the U.K.-based “Radical Middle Way” consisting of a wide range of associated scholars representing the global Muslim Brotherhood.

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