DISTURBING: Trudeau Government Giving $23 Million Taxpayer Dollars To Groups Accused Of Connections To Islamist Extremism & Terror-Funding

The funding announcement was made by Iqra Khalid, who announced that money was going to the National Council of Canadian Muslims, and Islamic Relief.

There is concern in the country about a recent funding announcement by the Trudeau government.

About a week ago, Iqra Khalid – the Liberal MP behind M-103 – announced that $23 million taxpayer dollars would be going towards the National Council of Canadian Muslims, and the Islamic Relief ‘charity’.

As noted by Tarek Fatah in the Toronto Sun, here’s why that’s such a big concern:

“The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a former branch of the U.S. based Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) that was named in 2008 as an unindicted co-conspirator connected to the “largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history. NCCM has denied links to CAIR.

Islamic Relief, a worldwide charity accused of links to Islamist extremism by Middle East Forum, Israel and the United Arab Emirates among others.”

While Fatah notes that “there is no solid record that the Canadian arms of these two organizations have contributed to current problematic behaviour,” the fact that money is going to groups with potential connections to Islamists is not good:

“Nonetheless, for over a year many Muslim Canadians, including yours truly, my Sun colleague Farzana Hassan as well as other Muslim critics of Islamism had warned that the M103 initiative was much more than the victimhood culture of guilt being forced onto ordinary Canadians.

On Wednesday, we saw our fears come true. While Islamists will receive millions to conduct their Sharia agenda in Canada, Muslim critics of jihad, polygamy, FGM and Sharia have been left on their own to fight global Islamofascism.”

Fatah notes in particular how disturbing it is that money is going to Islamic Relief, considering that Muslim-majority Bangladesh banned the organization from providing aid to refugees, and that it is designated as a “terror-financing organization” by the United Arab Emirates.

Clearly, there were better places for this money to go. As Fatah so accurately asks, “Who will stand up to the Islamist agenda in our country if it’s the government itself that funds their agenda?”

Yet once again, we see the Trudeau government refusing to confront the threat of Islamism, and is taking our money through taxes and then giving it to groups that shouldn’t be getting a dime.

This is the result of a government that refuses to stand up for Canadian Values, and is even willing to fund those who could seek to undermine those values. Everyone in our country – regardless of our political stripe – should be deeply disturbed by it.

You can read Fatah’s article here.

Spencer Fernando

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