Islamist media has reported that the Canadian national police issued a statement saying they could not support a handbook on radicalization and terrorism co-produced by the Canadian branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). According to an Iqra.ca report, the RCMP objected to what was described as the “adversarial tone” of the publication:
September 30, 2014– The RCMP issued a statement today saying that they could not support the handbook produced by two Canadian Muslim organizations titled, ‘United Against Terrorism.’
‘After a final review of the handbook, the RCMP could not support the adversarial tone set by elements of the booklet and therefore directed RCMP Manitoba not to proceed with this initiative,’ said the RCMP news release.
The Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) yesterday announced the public launch of the 38-page handbook for Canadian Muslim communities about radicalization towards violent extremism.
The handbook, United Against Terrorism: A Collaborative Effort Towards a Secure, Inclusive, and Just Canada, answers questions about radicalization and provides Canadian Muslims with tools to confront misinformation and challenge discrimination. ‘
The RCMP contributed to Section 3 of the handbook entitled ‘Understanding Radicalization and the role of RCMP in law enforcement and national security’. We are not responsible for other material contained in this publication,’ stated the news release.
Read the rest here.
The GMBDW reported in July 2013 that the Canadian Branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) had announced that it has renamed itself as the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) as well as having changed its logo. In August 2013, we reported on a Point de Bascule blog analysis documenting the clear and unambiguous relationship between the US and Canadian branches of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a relationship that was denied by CAIR-Canada. The Point de Bascule blog has also published a history of the legal battle between CAIR and ISNA to get the acronym CAIR as trade-mark in Canada.
The most important leader of CAIR-Canada has been Jamal Badawi, also a leader in many of the most important Global Muslim Brotherhood organizations including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR Canada), the Fiqh Council of North America, the Muslim American Society (MAS), the European Council for Fatwa and Research and the International Union of Muslim Scholars. Documents released during the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial indicate that Dr. Badawi was (and probably still is) a member of the leadership structure of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.
For a profile on the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its ties to Hamas and the US Muslim Brotherhood, go here.