The Mississauga-based group must also pay a $550,000 fine.
The Islamic Society of North America-Canada is facing a suspension and a $550,000 fine, after they sent money to a region where a terrorist group is fighting against a Canadian ally.
According to Global News, “Government auditors alleged ISNA-Canada had “failed to conduct any meaningful due diligence” when it transferred $136,000 to the war-torn Kashmir region, where the militant Hizbul Muhajideen has been fighting Indian troops. By acting as a “conduit” for other organizations, ISNA-Canada “may have, knowingly or unknowingly, provided the benefits of its status as a registered charity to support the efforts of a political party and its armed wing,” the CRA wrote.”
In another show of government weakness, ISNA-Canada did not have their charitable status revoked.
Still, they have been banned from conducting “overseas operations.”
They also must pay a fine of $550,000.
ISNA-Canada denied having any links to terrorism.
The report notes that “ISNA-Canada runs mosques and provides services to Muslims such as weddings, funerals and “accounting services to other Islamic charities in the surrounding community.” During the suspension, it is prohibited from issuing receipts allowing donors to claim their contributions as income tax deductions.”
The key issue is that ISNA-Canada gave $90,000 to a group called “the Relief Organization for Kashmir Muslims.” That group is considered an arm of Jamaat-e-Islami. Jamaat-e-Islami has a militant wing, referred to as ‘Hizbul Mujahideen.’
Both the U.S. and Euro consider Hizbul Mujahideen to be a terrorist group.
Additionally, ISNA-Canada gave $46,000 to “the Kashmiri Relief Fund of Canada,” have raised money for the Relief Organization of Kashmiri Muslims according to the CRA.
The report goes even further, showing there is clearly a horrible problem in Mississauga:
“The suspension and penalty were the latest results of federal audits of four formerly affiliated Mississauga charities. ISNA Islamic Services of Canada was stripped of its charitable status last year after auditors raised concerns about possible funding of Hizbul Mujahideen. ISNA Development Foundation was stripped of its charity status in 2013 over similar concerns. The Canadian Islamic Trust Foundation’s charity status was also revoked.”
This is why Canada needs a far tougher crackdown on those so-called charities, with far more enforcement, far tougher punishments, and more investigations into groups that are facilitating Islamist terror under the guise of ‘charitable’ status.
Internal threats to our nation must be exposed and dealt with ASAP, without ever letting political correctness get in the way of protecting the Canadian People.
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