Saturday, August 20, 2011

CBC Ignores Canadian Charity's Ties to the Muslim Brotherhood

The Ceeb and other traditional media outlets are going ga-ga over Islamic Relief Canada and how it's collecting money for famine relief in Somalia. (IRC tweets this link to its great PR.) How surprised would you be to learn that this charity has another--a Muslim Brotherhood--face? In fact, it was behind an MB conference held last year in Montreal, as the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report reveals:
The conference is sponsored by Islamic Relief Canada. Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is headquartered in the U.K. where one it’s trustees listed in U.K. charity records is Ibrahim El-Zayat, a leader in both the European and the German Muslim Brotherhood. Mr. El-Zayat is also a Trustee of the U.K. branch of Islamic Relief. Islamic Relief Worldwide is also listed as a company in the U.K where records indicate that Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi, the former head of the Federation of islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE) and President of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) is a director. Both FIOE and the MAB are part of the U.K. and European Muslim Brotherhood. Another director of the company Islamic Relief Worldwide is Issam Al-Bashir who, as previous posts have discussed, is a former Minister of Religious Affairs in the Sudan and who has held numerous positions associated with the global Muslim Brotherhood. In a number of European countries, the local branch of Islamic Relief is also tied to the local Muslim Brotherhood organization.
To jog your memory, the Muslim Brotherhood's mission statement is: "Allah is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is our highest aspiration."

And for those who believe in that mission, there is no doubt that "charity" plays a key role in fulfilling it.

It would have been nice if the Ceeb had noted the IRC's MB connection, but I guess that's too much to ask of the pathologically clueless.

Update: This year's conference is in Washington--on September 10th.

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