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Friday, June 7, 2013

Radical Islam at the University of Toronto

From Matthew Lau at The Propagandist:

The ties between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Muslim Students' Association (MSA), found on hundreds of campuses across Canada and the USA, are well documented. At the University of Toronto, Canada's largest university, the MSA has a formidable presence and a membership of over 1,500 students, faculty and staff. They present themselves on campus as a legitimate faith group that seeks to serve students. However, their radical Islamic ideology is more than evident.

The latest edition of The Muslim Voice, published by the University of Toronto's MSA, contained an article extolling Ingrid Mattson as a “contemporary role model”. The article states that Mattson was vice-president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) from 2001 to 2006, became president in 2007, and continues to work on its executive council. The article conveniently leaves out the fact that ISNA was named an unindicted co-conspirator on charges of aiding Hamas at a 2007 trial in Dallas. In the trial, a Muslim Brotherhood document listed ISNA as a “friend”. According to Islam scholar Daniel Pipes, ISNA is a “key component of the [Saudi-sponsored] Wahhabi lobby”. Robert Spencer atJihad Watch describes Mattson as “a traditionalist on Shariah law and the legitimacy of Shariah authorities” and “a leader in Muslim efforts to censor the right to free speech in America and especially in the United States government.” Furthermore, Mattson's favourite English-language Koranic commentary is by an author who wrote that “Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam.”

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