Friday, August 23, 2013

Group Behind Mississauga's MuslimFest a MuBros Offshoot

"Young Muslims of Canada"--it sounds so fresh-faced and idealistic, doesn't it? And why wouldn't a group of young Muslims want to back MuslimFest, the annual event held in Mississauga which also bears the imprimatur of Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO), an organization funded in part by the Ontario government?
But back to Young Muslims of Canada, one of the three organizations behind MuslimFest. (The other two are DawaNet, which bills itself as "a community empowerment, engagement and education organization, based out of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada," and SoundVision, a company whose motto is "helping tomorrow's Muslims today.") According to its Wiki entry, YMC
has its roots originally in the global Islamic movement that takes its ideology from Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, Hassan al Banna, Sayyid Qutb, Khurram Murad, Yusuf al-Qaradawi and others. Young Muslims Canada aims to instil (sic) hope, self-esteem, confidence, and civic responsibility in Muslim youth by embracing the Islamic values of integrity, excellence, and compassion.
Being that it's Muslim Brotherhood through and through, there's one "value" that, oddly enough, has been left out: supremacism.

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