Public Safety advisor Hussein Hamdani suspended: Calls “to Islamize campus politics”


We have this same terror-tied Muslim Student Association and their operatives inciting and terrorizing American college campuses. The MSA:

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—Was the first Muslim Brotherhood affiliate to gain a foothold in the United States
—A key lobbying organization for the Wahhabi sect of Islam
–The flagship of some 600 campus MSA chapters nationwide, of which approximately 150 are affiliated with MSA National

This treasonous groups guilty of sedition should be banned from college campuses.

Public Safety advisor Hussein Hamdani suspended by Minister Blaney

Public Safety Canada suspends its advisor Hussein Hamdani after TVA reported on his call “to Islamize campus politics” and his relationships with terror-funding organizations.

Public Safety Canada suspends its advisor Hussein Hamdani after TVA reported on his call “to Islamize campus politics” and his relationships with terror-funding organizations

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Islamist organizations: The federal government is worried about the relationships of one of its advisor.

After TVA revealed some troubling facts about advisor to Public Safety Canada Hussein Hamdani, Minister Steven Blaney’s office sent a statement to notify the Quebec-based TV network that the advisor had been suspended pending the results of an investigation.

There were three main points in the report that was broadcast by journalist Michel Jean on April 29, 2015:

  1. In a guide that was published by the Muslim Students Association in 1996, Hussein Hamdani encouraged Muslim student activists “to Islamize campus politics”;
  1. In 2003, the Ihya Foundation, an organization led by Hamdani, joined with the Saudi World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) to launch the Reviving the Islamic Spirit conventions in Toronto. In 2012, WAMY’s charitable status was revoked after the Canada Revenue Agency concluded that it funded an Al-Qaeda-linked organization;
  1. From 2005 to 2009, two organizations led by Hamdani transferred money to Hamas’ fund collector, IRFAN-Canada. The Canada Revenue Agency revoked IRFAN’s charitable status in 2011 after having concluded that, for the 2005-2009 period alone, it transferred $14.6 million to the terrorist organization Hamas. In April 2014, IRFAN was added to Canada’s list of outlawed terrorist groups.

Here is the reaction of Minister Blaney’s office, as published by TVA’s website / WebArchiveArchive.Today :

[Translation Point de Bascule] “These allegations are very disturbing. The participation of this individual to the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security’s activities has been suspended immediately pending the results of an investigation. Although allegations that this individual has relationships with radical Islamism have been circulating for a while, we thought that he could have a positive influence at promoting Canadian values in the Muslim community. It is now clear that it may not have been the case.”

Further reading

Point de Bascule: File Hussein Hamdani

Senate Committee on National Security and Defense (February 23, 2015): Point de Bascule Director Marc Lebuis testifies before a Senate Committee about the Islamist penetration of Canadian security agencies / HansardVideo (A portion of the presentation was about Hussein Hamdani.)

Point de Bascule (April 30, 2015): Hussein Hamdani advocated “the Islamization of campus politics” before being appointed public safety advisor by the government of Canada

Hussein Hamdani advocated “the Islamization of campus politics” before being appointed public safety advisor by the government of Canada PointDeBascule canada.ca

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The 1996 Muslim Students Association’s guide for Muslim student activists operating in North America is archived on Point de Bascule / WebArchiveArchive.Today.


PART 1 – Introduction

PART 2 – Hussein Hamdani: “The [Student] Union has vast powers that Muslims need to control.”

PART 3 – Jaafar Idris on the process of Islamization: “The embryo of that [Muslim] community has to be formed in the womb of the community that we desire to change, [in the womb] of the community to which we are opposed.”

PART 4 – Hussein Hamdani: Promoting the collectivist goals of the ummah (Muslim community) by taking advantage of the concept of individual rights

PART 5 – A 1996 photo

PART 6 – Some of Hussein Hamdani’s activities that are incompatible with his role as an advisor to the Canadian government in public safety matters

PART 1 – Introduction

In 1996, Hussein Hamdani advocated “the Islamization of campus politics.” In 2003, his organization Ihya Foundation invited Jaafar Idris, who promotes the Islamization of all facets of society, to take part in the launch of the RIS conventions in Toronto. Today, Hussein Hamdani continues his activities as a member of the Roundtable that advises the government of Canada on public safety matters.

Point de Bascule (September 5, 2014): June 8, 2012 – Muslim Brotherhood delegation led by Hussein Hamdani met with Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews / Details provided by lawyer of Hamas’s fund collector

PART 2 – Hussein Hamdani: “The [Student] Union has vast powers that Muslims need to control.”

Hussein Hamdani is an advisor to the Canadian government / Archive.Today on public safety matters since 2005. That year, he was appointed to the Roundtable that “provides advice and perspective to the Minister of Public Safety and the Minister of Justice, concerning matters of national security.” He has kept his position until now in spite of his long and sustained involvement with the North American Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure since the nineties.

Hussein Hamdani’s involvement with Muslim Brotherhood entities goes as far back as 1995, at least, when he was the Muslim Students Association’s treasurer at McMaster University (Hamilton) during his studies in Political Sciences (1991-1995). It continued with the MSA at the University of Toronto while he was doing his Masters in International relations (1995-1996). In 1998 and in 1999, the University of Western Ontario’s student newspaper identified Hamdani as MSA Western’s president. He was then studying Law (1997-2000).

In 1996, Hussein Hamdani’s Islamist activism led him to contribute to a document that was published by the Muslim Students Association’s North American leadership in Washington. This entity, known as MSA National, in the Muslim Brotherhood jargon, guides the activities of Muslim associations in colleges and universities in Canada and in the U.S.

Hamdanai’s text is entitled: “The Islamicization of Campus Politics and the politicization of the MSA.”

In his text, Hamdani encourages Muslim student leaders in North America to take control of the Student Union at their universities, and, above all, of the Student Union’s substructure that allocates funds for student activities.

Hamdani explains that once in control of the Student Union’s finances, Muslims are in an ideal position to redirect funds towards their own Muslim associations operating on the campus. He gives the situation that occurred at McMaster University, from which he graduated in 1995 / WebArchive (p.26), as an example. Hussein Hamdani is very familiar with the process by which funds are transferred from the Student Union to a local MSA since he was MSA treasurer at McMaster in 1995.

Hussein Hamdani: “No one single university institution can help the MSA more than the one that allocates the funding. The 1993-1994 McMaster clubs administrator was a Muslim and he basically gave the MSA a blank cheque. He greatly helped his ummah [Muslim community].”

To get an order of magnitude of the sums at the disposal of student unions, note that in 2008, the University of Toronto’s student union received $615,000 in student dues only, according to the University’s student newspaper / Archive.Today.

Aside from the finances, Hussein Hamdani points out that Muslim student activists must try to control their student union’s key committees, those “where the real politics lies.”

Hussein Hamdani: “It should be the long-term goal of every MSA to Islamicize the politics of their respective university.

[…] Aim is to rise within the ranks of the [Student] Union and to get on selected executive committees. I cannot stress this enough, the Union has vast powers that Muslims need to control. This is where the real politics lies.” […] It is essential for Muslims to get on several [student union’s] committees. The prominent ones are the External Affairs, the University Affairs and the Human Rights’ Committee. These committees have vast resources and can be used to the benefit of the MSA. At McMaster, the Chair of the University Affair committee last year [1995?] was a Muslim. Also, for the last two consecutive terms the Chair of the Human Rights Committee has been Muslim.

The other portions of Hamdani’s text are dedicated to the MSA’s image in the university community at large, and to the MSA’s opposition to same-sex benefits legislations.

Hussein Hamdani: “The politicization of the MSA means to make the MSA more of a force on internal campus politics. The MSA needs to be a more ‘In-your-face’ association.

[…] The student body must be convinced that there is such a thing as a Muslim-bloc especially when it comes to voting. […] It is the duty of the MSA to bring morality back into the campus. For example, the Student Union should not have to debate over endorsing legislation in favor of same-sex benefits, this issue should clearly be seen as immoral and thus voted against or ignored.”

The effects of the “Islamization of campus politics” advocated by Hussein Hamdani can be seen not only at the level of individual university student unions, but also at the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) that represents 80 university and college student unions across Canada.

A 2007 CFS report / WebArchiveArchive.Today recommended the funding of individual MSAs out of the money collected from all students (p.26), the offer of Islamic banking-compliant student loans (p.28), the institution of alcohol-free student residences on campus (p.25), and even the “integration of Islamic perspectives into courses such as marketing, nursing and finance – areas where there are specific differences between Western and Islamic perspectives” (p.18).

In 2006, The EyeOpener, the student newspaper at Ryerson University (Toronto), published an article entitled Muslims playing for power / WebArchiveArchive.Today that described conflicts between the local MSA (“the largest group on campus with 1,200 members, the most politically active, […] and the most vocal”) and Catholic and Ismaili religious groups for access to the prayer room.

A candidate who ran to become the Ryerson student union’s president against a former MSA president said that her own Muslim friends were “told not to vote for [her] because if they didn’t vote for [the Muslim candidate], the Muslims would be suppressed.”

Aside from Hussein Hamdani, many other Canada-based Muslim activists contributed to the 1996 MSA National’s document: Faraz Rabbani, Shireen Ahmed, Katherine Bullock and Wael Haddara. The list of contributors is on page 2 of the document.

Wael Haddara’s text is dedicated to the MSAs’ proselytism (dawa) campaigns aimed at non-Muslims on campus.

After his years with the MSA, Wael Haddara eventually became president of the Muslim Association of Canada, the main Muslim Brotherhood organization in Canada. He resigned in 2012 to become an advisor to President Mohamed Morsi while the Muslim Brotherhood was in power in Egypt. From 1999 to 2002, Haddara has also been an administrator of IRFAN (pp. A-2 and A-3), the Hamas’ fund collector in Canada.

In his text, Wael Haddara quotes Hassan Al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, on the importance to find activists who are willing to “carry the burden of the arduous work and jihad.”

[Excerpt] “The realm of talk is different from the realm of thought, and the realm of action is yet different from the realm of talk. The realm of jihad is different from that of simple action, and the realm of correct jihad is different from that of misguided jihad.It is easy for many to think and imagine, but not all thoughts can be articulated into words. Many may talk, but few will prove steadfast when the time for action arrives. Many of those few can work, but few of them can carry the burden of the arduous work and jihad.”

Hassan Al-Banna dedicated a full booklet to explaining what constitutes “the realm of correct jihad.” Al-Banna’s booklet aimed at a Muslim audience invalidates the deception conveyed by his contemporary supporters who present jihad to non-Muslims mostly as an inner struggle to overcome personal weaknesses.

Al-Banna’s booklet on jihad contains a long list of Koranic verses and hadiths justifying the use of violence to impose the principles of Islam on non-Muslims.

The Muslim Students Association was the first entity established by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1963 to implement the Islamist agenda in North America, the new territory where it had just settled.

In 1991, five years before the publication of Hussein Hamdani’s recommendations, a Muslim Brotherhood internal memorandum presented the MSA as one of the Muslim Brotherhood organizations in North America. The memorandum describes the Brotherhood’s offensive on the continent as a “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house […] so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

Hussein Hamdani’s recommendations to Muslim student activists match this goal perfectly.

The 1991 memorandum was discovered during a police search, and produced for evidentiary purposes in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial that led to the conviction of all those who were accused of terrorism financing.

In 2007, an NYPD report described MSAs as “incubators” (page 68) for radicalism.

Brian Daly (QMI Agency – February 06, 2015): Extremist links to Muslim Students Association not new; group has been monitored for years / Archive.Today

Aside from advising Public Safety Canada and the Department of Justice, Hussein Hamdani was described in 2009 as a member of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), an agency of the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. According to its website / Archive.Today, the SIU is “an independent civilian agency with the power to both investigate and charge police officers with a criminal offence.”

Hussein Hamdani is also associated with TSAS / Archive.Today as a “non-academic affiliate.” TSAS is a Canadian research network on terrorism, security, and society that is funded by many federal agencies involved in protecting Canada’s safety, including Public Safety Canada. According to its Co-Director Daniel Hiebert, TSAS “work[s] very closely with a dozen, I think, different agencies and departments of the national government of Canada.” TSAS influences Canadian policies on the matter.

In 2010, Hussein Hamdani has also been identified as a member of the Burlington Mayor’s citizen advisory committee on civic engagement (Hamilton Spectator, February 5, 2010, p. A9) and, in 2013, as a member of another committee advising the Hamilton Chief of Police.

Hamdani H TSAS Profilehttp://library.tsas.ca/affiliate/hussein-hamdani/ / WebArchiveArchive.Today

 TSAS: “[Hussein Hamdani] sees his role as one of the original members of the Cross Cultural Roundtable on Security to be an advisor to the federal government on national security matters and as a liaise between the Muslim and other newcomer communities and the government.

PART 3 – Jaafar Idris on the process of Islamization: “The embryo of that [Muslim] community has to be formed in the womb of the community that we desire to change, [in the womb] of the community to which we are opposed.”

The concept of Islamizing non-Muslim activities or societies is omnipresent in the Islamist literature. Aside from Hussein Hamdani, who advocated “the Islamization of campus politics,” many other Islamists have encouraged the Islamization of other sectors of society.

In his text Priorities of the Islamic movement in the coming phase / Archive.Today, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual guide, Youssef Qaradawi, encourages the Islamization of mass-media (“Islamize” these arts). Qaradawi enjoins Islamist activists to become better qualified in the communication sector and join large non-Muslim media enterprises to subtly convey the Islamist message. That is what Mohammad Fadel described in Islamic Horizons as “the jihad of the tongue.”

After his years spent at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University (1958-1967), Ismail Faruqi founded in Virginia, in 1981, the International Institute of Islamic Thought, the main Muslim Brotherhood research centre in North America, precisely for “the Islamization of knowledge” / WebArchiveArchive.Today.

Taqi Usmani, a former judge from Pakistan who is involved in Islamic finance and advises Islamist entities in Canada (Omar Kalair and the Muslim Community of Quebec) pleaded for the “Islamization of the economy” (p.72).

Faruqi and Usmani’s writings promoting the Islamization of knowledge and of the economy are inseparable from their other statements advocating an Islamic conquest of the West.

In 1980, in a speech given in Edmonton, Faruqi said that Muslim immigrants have the duty to transform North American reality so that it conforms to Islamic standards.

In 2007, the Times highlighted that Usmani wrote in his book Islam and Modernism (See chapter 11 in particular) that Muslims should live peacefully in countries such as Britain, where they have the freedom to practice Islam, only until they gain enough power to engage in battle.

Andrew Norfolk (TimesOnLine / London UK – September 8, 2007): Taqi Usmani: Our followers ‘must live in peace until strong enough to wage jihad’ / Archive.Today

In 1975, Jaafar Idris, an ideologue who spent many years to subvert the U.S. from his base at the Saudi embassy in Washington, gave a lecture entitled The process of Islamization / Archive.Today at an MSA convention in Toledo (Ohio).

Here is how he described the process of Islamization referred to by Hussein Hamdani:

Jaafar Idris / Part 1: “The aim of the Islamic movement is to bring about somewhere in the world a new society wholeheartedly committed to the teachings of Islam in their totality and striving to abide by those teachings in its government, political, economic and social organizations, its relation with other states, its educational system and moral values and all other aspects of its way of life.

Our organized and gradual effort which shall culminate in the realization of that society is the process of Islamization.”

Hussein Hamdani and other Islamists operating within agencies that are supposed to defend the safety of Canadians like to present their doctrine to non-Muslims as tolerant and focused on outreach / Archive.Today. In 1975, Jaafar Idris did not bother with the illusion when he addressed his Muslim audience. He clearly stated that the program he was presenting is incompatible with the values prevailing in the U.S. and Canada.

Jaafar Idris / Part 8: “If our ultimate aim is to form a community of our own, then the embryo of that [Islamic] community has to be formed in the womb of the community that we desire to change. Only in this way can we face the challenges of the community to which we are opposed.”

Recently, Hussein Hamdani claimed that those who try to slow down the current Islamist offensive make baseless accusations and are engaged in “a new spate of fear mongering reminiscent of McCarthyism” / WebArchiveArchive.Today.

The accusations of Islamophobia, and now of McCarthyism, are used by Islamists to intimidate those who could be tempted to criticize them. Hussein Hamdani himself has been involved in the organization of events featuring many supremacist Islamists, such as Jaafar Idris, who have contributed to radicalizing young Muslims throughout the years.

In January 2003, the Ihya Foundation led by Hussein Hamdani and the Saudi International Committee for the Support of the Final Prophet (ICSFP) organized the first RIS convention in Toronto (and the second ICSFP conference in the world) with the sponsorship of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, another Saudi organization involved in the funding of international terrorism.

In 2012, the Canada Revenue Agency revoked WAMY-Canada’s charitable status after having found out that it funded Al-Qaida.

Jaafar Idris was among the speakers invited by Hussein Hamdani’s Ihya Foundation to launch the RIS conventions in Toronto in January 2003. A few months later, Idris was expelled from the U.S. for visa violations.

Idris and fifteen other persons had been accredited to the Saudi embassy in Washington. Rather than working at the embassy, they were propagating their totalitarian doctrine throughout the U.S. and had set up an Islamist institute near Washington to do so. (See a Washington Times’ article from 2004 – page 1 and page 2)

Point de Bascule has published an article about the sponsor and the speakers invited at the first RIS convention organized by Hussein Hamdani’s Ihya Foundation: Reviving the Islamic Spirit – In 2003, the launch of the RIS conventions in Toronto was sponsored by an organization tied to Al-Qaida.

Al-Banna True GuideDuring his stay in North America, Jaafar Idris supervised the publication of the Islamic Horizons magazine as a member of its Editorial advisory board. The March-April 1999 issue was dedicated to the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan Al-Banna, who was presented as “A True Guide.”

One article of the magazine recalled and justified Al-Banna’s project to eliminate all political parties and replace them by a one-party system. This proposal is included in the 50-point Manifesto, the totalitarian program that Hassan Al-Banna disclosed in 1936, and that was republished in 2007 on IkhwanWeb / WebArchiveArchive.Today, the Muslim Brotherhood’s website.

ris 2003 idris banner wamy ihyaPictures of the RIS 2003 convention

Jaafar Idris addressing the first RIS convention organized in Toronto in January 2003 by Hussein Hamdani’s organization, the Ihya Foundation. A few months later, Jaafar Idris was expelled from the U.S. for visa violations. The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) is identified on the podium and on the banner as the sponsor of the event. In 2012, the Canada Revenue Agency revoked WAMY-Canada’s charitable status after having found out that it funded Al-Qaida.

What is known today as the first RIS convention was, in reality, the second convention organized by the International Committee for the Support of the Final Prophet, a Saudi organization / Archive.Today with a branch in North America.

PART 4 – Hussein Hamdani: Promoting the collectivist goals of the ummah (Muslim community) by taking advantage of the concept of individual rights

One characteristic of Hussein Hamdani’s 1996 text on “the Islamization of campus politics” is its collectivist approach.

Hamdani insists that Muslims must do everything in their power to be perceived as “a Muslim-bloc” by non-Muslims. He stresses that the Student Union’s key committees be controlled by Muslims, etc. Nowadays, those who imply that all Muslims belong to “a bloc” when they criticize Islamists are condemned for “making generalizations,” are called “Islamophobe,” and “racist,” etc.

If the changes to the Charter of rights that the Quebec Human Rights Commission asked for are granted by the Quebec government, a person who describes Muslims as “one bloc” could be sued. However, no Human Rights Commission will ever sue Hamdani for promoting that Muslims constitute “a bloc” because his generalization helps the Islamists’ cause.

In the portion of his text mentioning the money transfers from the McMaster Student Union to the local MSA, Hussein Hamdani evokes the notion of “ummah” (Muslim community), a collectivist concept.

Hussein Hamdani: “The 1993-1994 McMaster clubs administrator was a Muslim and he basically gave the MSA a blank cheque. He greatly helped his ummah [Muslim community].”

hamdani h siso nasrWhile he pleads in his 1996 text aimed at Muslims that Muslims should do everything in their power to be perceived as “a Muslim-bloc” by non-Muslims, Hamdani is singing a different tune when he addresses non-Muslims.

In a debate led by facilitator Steve Paikin at TVO in 2010, Hussein Hamdani (paired with Yaser Haddara from the MAC and facing Tarek Fatah and Raheel Raza) invoked the notion of personal responsibility to claim that he should not be blamed for the actions of other Muslims. However, the notion of collective responsibility is inseparable from the notion of “bloc” promoted by Hamdani.

Hussein Hamdani (13:33) – [Original English] I, as a Muslim, am a little exhausted from being responsible for the acts of all other Muslims around the world. There are 1.5 million of us and if a handful of people do something, somewhere in the world, I shouldn’t be found guilty and it’s not the collective punishment. […] Muslims tend to get lumped together often, universally condemned for the actions of, all the people around here would say are, extremists, and zealots and criminals. And, they should be tried as individuals in a court of law.

Hussein Hamdani’s depiction of Muslims as “a bloc” and his desire to dissociate himself from the actions of other Muslims that he expressed at TVO are incompatible.

The idea favored by Hussein Hamdani that all Muslim students on campus, the ummah on campus, and, by extension, all Muslims, constitute “a bloc”, is at the heart of the Islamist project.

In chapter 2 of his text Priorities of the Islamic movement / Archive.Today, the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide, Youssef Qaradawi, compares the “Muslim-bloc,” the ummah referred to by Hamdani to the human body. Qaradawi wrote about the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic movement in general that they are “‘like body with soul,” “like blood through veins” of the Muslim nation. This organic Islamist terminology is identical to that used by fascism and corporatism to describe their own nations in the past.

NOTE: In the preface of his text Priorities / Archive.Today, Youssef Qaradawi specifies that the expression “Islamic movement” that he uses is not restricted to the Muslim Brotherhood, but that most examples brought up in his text relate to the Brotherhood because it is the part of the “Islamic movement” with which he is the most familiar.

Proponents of totalitarian ideologies often resort to such biological analogies as justification for the harsh repression or elimination of dissidents, whom they liken to cancer cells threatening the survival of the whole organism.

That is why, Youssef Qaradawi and the manual of sharia Umdat al-Salik (section o8.1) promoted and distributed by Hussein Hamdani’s Ihya Productions, and many other authorities of Islam call for the death penalty against those who leave Islam, against those desiring “to leave the bloc.”

Youssef Qaradawi has also stated that “If they [Muslims] had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment Islam wouldn’t exist today” (videocommentary).

PART 5 – A 1996 photo

hamdani torstar 1996Toronto Star, February 18, 1996, p. A12

Title of the Toronto Star article: Younger Muslims find peace in old ways but community’s older people see it as a worrying trend

Hussein Hamdani and Faraz Rabbani, two contributors to MSA’s 1996 guide, with other Muslim student activists at the University of Toronto in 1996. The article that was dedicated to them by the Toronto Star focused on the importance that Muslim activists give to exterior signs, such as the hijab (Islamic veil) and the beard.

Point de Bascule (June 25, 2013): Youssef Qaradawi: Muslim women must wear hijab in order to distinguish themselves from non-Muslims, which will also prevent them from being molested [Article in French]

A few years later, Abdul-Rehman Malik, also on the photo, became a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Radical Middle Way initiative in Great Britain. In 2006, Hussein Hamdani tried to convince then Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day to fund a similar Islamist initiative in Canada.

PART 6 – Some of Hussein Hamdani’s activities that are incompatible with his role as an advisor to the Canadian government in public safety matters

When Hussein Hamdani joined the Public Safety Canada delegation, which went to Maryland in October 2014 in order to discuss the Islamic State’s recruiting tactics, Point de Bascule recalled four positions taken by Hamdani that are incompatible with his role as a public safety advisor to the government of Canada.

Hussein Hamdani led the Ihya Foundation when this organization joined with the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a funder of international terrorism, to launch the RIS conventions in Toronto in 2003. The details of this collaboration are provided in part 2 of this article.

The other three positions are the following:


On October 6, 2013, North American Spiritual Revival, another organization led by Hussein Hamdani, invited Siraj Wahhaj to speak at the Islamic Society of North America’s mosque in Mississauga. The event took place two weeks after the charitable status of a substructure of the ISNA had been revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency because the Islamist organization provided tax receipts to a second entity that transferred funds to a third entity whose armed wing wages jihad in India.

Besides, Siraj Wahhaj, the speaker invited by Hussein Hamdani’s organization, has a long past of radicalism. In a 1992 sermon given shortly after the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Wahhaj advocated harnessing street violence in the United States for the benefit of Islam. He invited his supporters to convert youth who felt excluded, and eventually to arm them with Uzi submachine guns so that they could wage jihad in U.S. streets. The transcript of the main excerpts of the speech is available under the audio archived by Point de Bascule. Note that the quality of the audio is poor.

In 2011, following the Muslim Brotherhood’s doctrine of ‘gradualism’ (tadarruj), Siraj Wahhaj told his supporters not to openly mention their goal of implementing sharia in the U.S. “We are not there yet,” he said at the time.


When he joined the Roundtable that advises the minister of Public Safety on security matters in 2005, and at the end of April 2015, a few days before the publication of this article, Hussein Hamdani’s profile on the department’s website presents him as “a Public Relations Officer with the Halton Islamic Association,” and as “a Director on the Board of the Hamdani Foundation.”

According to information available on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website, both organizations kept on transferring money to IRFAN-Canada after a first warning by Stockwell Day, then an Opposition MP in 2004, to the effect that IRFAN was collecting money for Hamas.

One of the entities with which Hamdani is involved kept on transferring funds after IRFAN and the Jerusalem Fund (IRFAN’s older name) had been identified in 2007 as a component of Hamas’ North American financial support network in an important terrorism trial in the U.S. (subsection VIII).


Halton Islamic Association 2005 $1,500 / 2006 $3,000 / 2007 $4,500 / 2008 $2,520 / 2009 $14,625

Hamdani Foundation 2005 $1,500

In April 2011, the Canada Revenue Agency revoked IRFAN’s charitable status after having concluded that, for the 2005-2009 period alone, it transferred $14.6 million to the terrorist organization Hamas. In April 2014, IRFAN was added to Canada’s list of outlawed terrorist groups.

Aside from being engaged in the destruction of Israel (article 13), Hamas’ leaders have frequently advocated an Islamic conquest of the West (2006200820112012). In 2011, for example, Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar said on TV that Western civilization “will not be able to withstand the great and glorious Islam.” On July 16, 2013, Hamas threatened to launch terrorist attacks in countries where Israel’s embassies are located. Canada is among the potential targets, of course.


Hussein Hamdani has maintained his collaboration with the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), in spite of its open support for Hamas in 2004, more than one year after it was added to a list of outlawed terrorist organizations by the government of Canada. From 2001 to 2010, the MAC transferred $296,514 to Hamas’s fund collector, IRFAN-Canada.

The MAC is the main Muslim Brotherhood front in Canada. Older MAC documents confirm that this organization was established to further the offensive that was launched in 1963 by the Muslim Students Association, the first Muslim Brotherhood front in North America.

On March 21, 2014, Chiheb Battikh, the head of MAC’s Education Department, was sentenced to six years in jail for a kidnapping for ransom of a rich Montreal businessman’s grandson. Throughout the years, the MAC organized or sponsored many events featuring promoters of sharia in Canada.

In 2005, the Hamdani Foundation, led by Hussein Hamdani and others, contributed $11,000 to the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC).

In 2009, under the chairmanship of Hussein Hamdani, the publicly funded Settlement and Integration Services Organization (SISO) joined with the pro-Hamas MAC to sponsor a conference in Hamilton.

In 2010, under the chairmanship of Hussein Hamdani, SISO replaced its resigning Executive Director by Yaser Haddara, a MAC Director that year according to the Canada Revenue Agency.

In May 2011, Hussein Hamdani supported and announced an activity organized by the MAC whose proceeds went towards Cordoba House in Hamilton, a MAC substructure.

Further reading

Jonathan Dowd-Gailey (Middle East Quarterly – Spring 2004): Islamism’s Campus Club: The Muslim Students’ Association (This article comments on the guide published by MSA National in 1996.)

Point de Bascule: File Hussein Hamdani

Point de Bascule: File Muslim Students Association

Point de Bascule (December 6, 2010): Jean-François Revel about the difficulty for open societies to defend themselves against an internal enemy

Point de Bascule (January 5, 2015): Islamist penetration of police services – Point de Bascule replies to Radio-Canada’s Senior Director of information, Jean Pelletier

MSA Oath Allegiancehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRNCYRBBEu8&feature=youtu.be

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