Friday, August 10, 2018

Mosque funding

"Is Saudi Arabia Doing America’s Bidding by Sanctioning Canada?" (Korybko).  Er, no.  Though I have to say the utter lack of any assistance from 'allies' that Canada has always rushed willingly to help should provide some hints for future Canadian diplomatic conduct.

Here's a theory of the real reason why MbS threatened to unleash his al-Qaeda army on Canada.  Something happened in July, and the Canadian government just leaked it out:  "Ottawa mosque loses charity status for promoting ‘hate and intolerance’":
"The federal government has stripped one of Ottawa’s largest mosques of its charity status over “activities that promote hate and intolerance,” Global News has learned.
The Canada Revenue Agency took action against the Ottawa Islamic Centre and Assalam Mosque following audits that raised concerns about its roster of guest speakers.
“Many of the views expressed by the organization’s speakers are misogynistic, homophobic, racist and/or promote violence,” the CRA Charities Branch wrote in a letter sent to the mosque president.
The CRA was also concerned that “radicalized individuals” had attended the mosque, one of whom, Ashton Larmond, is now imprisoned for attempting to join the so-called Islamic State."
"The revocation took effect on July 14.
It means the mosque no longer benefits from the tax advantages enjoyed by government-registered charities. Foremost, it cannot issue receipts allowing donors to claim their contributions as income tax deductions.
“It was devastating for us. It was like an earthquake. But what can we do?” said Ali Abdulle, the mosque treasurer, who called the CRA action “politically-motivated.”
The mosque can still operate as a non-profit organization, but the decision could serve as a warning to other charities that they cannot give a platform to those who have espoused bigotry."
and (my emphasis in red):
"The mosque first applied for charity status in 2003 but was rejected, the records show. Among the concerns raised by the CRA at the time was its “sponsored speakers.” But it reapplied and became a registered charity in 2009.
Charity records show that in 2016, the last year it filed a tax return, the mosque received $164,000 from “sources outside Canada” that were not specified. It also reported almost $77,000 in foreign revenues in 2011."
The Saudi princelings enjoy funding mosques in foreign countries to promote their creepy Wahhabist doctrines and Islamist terrorism against the West. I suspect the real reason that MbS blew up is that Canadian efforts to stop terrorist funding infuriated him, and Freeland's hypocritical virtue-signaling tweet was the last straw.
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