According to the Journal de MontrealZunera Ishas, the Niqab Woman works for a radical organization.  The original article in French can be seen here.

(Photo Credit – Journal de Montreal)

(Google Translation)

Zunera Ishaq is a volunteer for an association linked to the terrorist group Jamaat-e-Islami

Zunera Ishaq became a central figure in the election campaign when the Supreme Court allowed him to be sworn with her niqab, after two years of fighting. Below is a copy of the invitation to a meeting of the Islamic Circle of North America, which took place at home.

The woman in the niqab, which deflects the campaign work within an organization linked to the Jamaat-e-Islami, a Pakistani Islamist party that several Western countries consider a terrorist organization.

Zunera Ishaq is the mother of family that oath of citizenship with a niqab, October 9, after having fought to the Supreme Court to be able to.

This woman Mississauga also work within the feminine branch of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA Sisters).

Specialists consider this organization as a North American subsidiary of Jamaat-e-Islami, a Pakistani Islamist party considered a terrorist organization, including the European Union.

Last January, Zunera Ishaq even hosted at his home in Mississauga a ICNA Sisters charitable activities planning meeting for the year 2015, according to a document found by our Investigation Bureau on the organizations website .

On his blog, the Canadian terrorism expert Tom Quiggin stressed this week its support to the ICNA and the Jamaat-e-Islami on his Facebook account.

The documents has found our Bureau of Investigation show that it actively took part in meetings of the ICNA.

Funds for the Jamaat-e-Islami

Since 2012, the ICNA multiplies donations to a Pakistani organization controlled by the Jamaat-e-Islami, according to the Revenue Canada website.

The organization gave $ 633,000 to projects of Al-Khidmat Foundation, the charitable arm of Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan.

In 2013, another Islamist organization has lost its status as a charity because of remittances to Jamaat-e-Islami.

On Facebook, the Zunera Ishaq profile says she is a member of the Facebook group of the Pakistani party. Until yesterday, his account also mentioned that she worked for ICNA Sisters, but this mention has disappeared as a result of our calls.

Against Violence

Zunera Ishaq has not responded to our questions. Her lawyer sent us a statement in which he said that Mrs. Ishaq did administrative work at the Muslim school of ICNA once a week and volunteers in their activities womens shelters, food bank and help the poor.

The fact that it supports a Muslim school () does not mean that everything that approves the ICNA notes Mr. Lorne Waldman.

He added that Ishaq Zunera has never supported violence, and never will support.

Its just a personal choice to live my faith here, said Ishaq Zunera CBC about her fight for the niqab for oaths.

At the Canadian Coalition of progressive Muslim organizations, the Canadian-Pakistani author Tahir Gora does not.

Her motives are more than political. The countrys Muslims reject what it does to 99%, he said. It distorts Islam.

For its part, the Federation of Muslim Women supports the decision of the Supreme Court on the niqab, which she supports the values and religious freedom for all citizens of Canada cherish.

For Sharia

The Islamic Circle of America was founded in the 1970s by Islamist Pakistan and India. It is linked to Jamaat-e-Islami, which seeks the establishment of Islamic governments and laws. The Pakistani party is considered a terrorist group by the European Union because of its armed wing, the Hizbul Mujahideen, which is fighting for the establishment of an Islamic state in Kashmir.

The Jamaat-e-Islami is also a traditional support of the Taliban in Afghanistan.


In the 1980s, the party supported the Pakistan General Zia ul-Haq, who was hanged in 1979 the elected president of the nation, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, after a coup backed by the United States.

The Jamaat-e-Islami then helped the dictator to maintain its authoritarian grip on Pakistan for nine years, while the political parties and the parliamentary system were abolished.

To keep the Islamists favors, Zia ul-Haq in particular forced women to veil themselves on television and introduced the death penalty for blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad.

Zunera Ishaq was still a member of the Facebook group Jamaat-e-Islami at the time of going to press.