The Point De Bascule blog has reported on a French-language article which discusses the links of ten Islamic institutions in Quebec tied to what is called “the international network of the Muslim Brotherhood.” According to the report:
The article examines the links of 10 Islamic institutions in Quebec with the Canadian Muslim Association (MAC / Muslim Association of Canada) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), two organizations linked to the international network of the Muslim Brotherhood and financing of Islamic terrorism. ISNA is also a leading halal certification agencies in Canada.
ISNA (through its subsidiary Canadian Islamic Trust Foundation) owns the buildings that house the following institutions (mentioned in the article):
Islamic Cultural Center of the Mauricie (Trois-Rivières) Islamic Cultural Association of the Eastern Townships (Sherbrooke) Mosque in Montreal (NDG, Montreal) Muslim School in Montreal (NDG, Montreal)
MAC owns the building that houses the following institutions (mentioned in the article):
Dar Al-Iman Institute (Saint-Laurent, Montreal) Laurentian Community Centre (Cartierville, Montreal) Mosque Al-Rawdah (Cartierville, Montreal) Cultural Centre Abu Bakr Siddique (Villeray, Montreal) School Savoir (Pierrefonds, Montreal) Islamic Center Verdun (Verdun, Montreal) Canadian Institute of Islamic civilization (Centreville, Montreal)
The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) appears to be one of the only organizations in the world that has acknowledged its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. According a statement on an older MAC website:
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 Albanna, 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).
In addition, a 2007 MAC webpage lists US Muslim Brotherhood leader and Canadian National Jamal Badawi as a director of the organization. Dr. Badawi is a leader in many of the most important organizations of the global Muslim Brotherhood including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American Islamic Relations (Canada), the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), and the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR). Recently released documents indicate that he was (and probably still is), a member of the leadership structure of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. He can be characterized as one of the leading ideologues of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and has traveled widely all over the world as a representative of the US Muslim commu
For a profile on Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and its ties to the Global Muslim Brotherhood and terrorism, go here.