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The Globe and Mail today published an excellent op-ed analysis of the CAF’s suspicious activities and the funding they receive from the government. This is in response to their statements that Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff are professional whores, and the Harper government’s threat that they would cut off their $447,000 grant.

Here is an excerpt:

With a budget of more than $1-million a year, the Canadian Arab Federation depends heavily for its existence on taxpayers’ money. It claims this funding is used entirely for programs that help newcomers adjust to Canadian society, and to fight racism and Islamophobia. “Our activity as an advocacy group has nothing to do with our political activity,” Mr. Boudjenane says.

But the CAF’s website tells another story. The home page urges people to join protests against the “massacre on Gaza.” It links to dozens of anti-Israel articles, and gives prominent play to the winners of a recent essay contest on “the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.” The website was developed with a grant of $60,000 from the federal Department of Heritage.

The CAF is a prominent sponsor of anti-Israel demonstrations, which feature people waving Hamas and Hezbollah flags, and people calling for the state of Israel to be wiped off the planet. One video shows a woman pointing toward the camera and declaring: “Jewish child, you’re going to f—— die. Hamas is coming for you.”

Although the CAF purports to speak for the community, it doesn’t care for Muslims who don’t share its views. Ali Mallah, the vice-president for Ontario, has repeatedly referred to members of the Muslim Canadian Congress, a moderate group, as “house Negroes.”

I also recently posted an audio clip where Ontario CAF VP Ali Mallah (eloquently quoted above) states “As long as they [B’nai Brith, the Conservatives and the Canadian Jewish Congress] are not happy with us, it means we are doing a good job…”.

For more government funding of problematic Muslim organizations, take a look at the “The Meaning of Jihad” video at the Muslim Canadian Congress website. At around the 31 minute Mark, Aly Hindy of the Salaheddin Islamic Center in Scarborough talks about suicide bombers. By the end he justifies suicide attacks with a comparison between a bomber and a soldier going to fight in a sword fight where there is a good chance he is going to die. A quick search on google and wikipedia reveals that the center has been suspected of funneling money to Afghan training camps – money that it apparently collected and issued tax receipts on through its registered charity, Health Education Project International. Check out the Mackenzie Institute’s report for more information.

Let’s hope that the government’s threats turn to action.

Hat tip to my buddy Cody for finding the Globe and Mail article.

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