Has the Liberal Party of Canada been Infiltrated by Extremist Candidates?

NOTE:  The Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928 in Egypt has been listed as a terrorist group in a variety of countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.  The Jamaat-e-Islami has been banned or proscribed in some 25 countries.  In January of 2015, the Muslim Brotherhood announced that they would return to a path of violence and that is members should “seek martyrdom.”

In April 2014, Tahir Gora published a paper that suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami would attempt to run multiple candidates in this year’s federal election using the Liberal Party of Canada as its political entry point. This is the well-worn path of “political entryism.”

The question must arise as to whether any candidates in this election represent extremist views brought into Canada by the Muslim Brotherhood, its proxies or its front groups.  With some 700(+) dues paying Muslim Brotherhood members in Canada, the question is increasingly relevant.

Despite its claims to peaceful change, the Muslim Brotherhood issued a new statement on 28 January 2015 which stated it would return to the path of violence:

“It is in incumbent upon everyone to be aware that we are the process of a new phase, where we summon what is latent in our strength, where we recall the meanings of jihad and prepare ourselves, our wives, our sons, our daughters, and whoever marched on our path to a long, uncompromising jihad, and during this stage we ask for martyrdom.”

According to the article of 2014 written by Mr. Gora:  

“The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the National Council of Canadian-Muslims — formerly the Canadian affiliate of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — and others are full of members linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, its Jamaat-e-Islami sister group and their ideology.”

Mr. Gora said he had a conversation with a staunch member of the Jamaat-e-Islami.  He reports the conversation in the following manner:

We want Muslims’ representation in our parliament so that our members can watch our interests in the government.” By “Muslims,” he meant Jamaat-e-Islami and Muslim Brotherhood followers.

Testimony in the Senate of Canada in 2015 by Lorenzo Vidino stated that the Muslim Brotherhood has multiple front groups in Canada of which the four best known are the NCCM/CAIR CAN, the Muslin Association of Canada, Islamic Relief Canada and the now defunct IRFAN (listed as a terrorist entity).

How many Liberal Party candidates have extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and its front groups? Omar Algebra, Iqra Khalid and Kalil Ramal are the three most obvious, although others have similar ties.

Omar Alghabra

Omar Alghabra (Mississauga-Centre) was born in 1969 in Khobar Saudi Arabia to Syrian parents and came to Canada alone at the age of 19.  He was previously a Member of Parliament from 2006 to 2008 and represented Mississauga-Erindale before the boundaries were redrawn.

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Liberal Party and extremism