“How can we trust community organizations to help us develop a counter-radicalization narrative when they themselves are affiliated with organizations with known ties to terrorism?” Beyak asked.
Siddiqui told senators that CAIR-USA and CAIR-CAN/NCCM are not related.
But, in fact, Canada’s trademarks database indicates CAIR-USA applied for, and was granted, the trademark on the CAIR name in Canada in 2005.
On Monday, Siddiqui offered what appeared to be a defence of the Washington, D.C. group.””If they are unindicted then they’re not guilty,” she said.
They should have thrown this back at her:
“U.S. president Richard Nixon was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in indictments stemming from the Watergate Investigation, are you now willing to say he wasn’t guilty of anything as well?”
Shahina Siddiqui, President of the Islamic Social Services Association. Brian Donogh/QMI Agency
MONTREAL — A Muslim social services leader made an anti-radicalization submission to a Senate committee then faced tough questions about her own alleged association with radicals.
Shahina Siddiqui, of the Winnipeg-based Islamic Social Services Association, appeared before the Senate committee on national security and defence in Ottawa Monday.
She called on Muslims and non-Muslims to work together to combat ISIS and al-Qaida but also cautioned against “religious bigotry by Islamophobes.”
Committee chairman Sen. Daniel Lang and member Sen. Lynn Beyak questioned Siddiqui about her work as a board member with the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), formerly known as CAIR-CAN.
The Ottawa advocacy group announced last year it was suing Prime Minister Stephen Harper for linking the organization with the terrorist group Hamas.
Senator Beyak asked Siddiqui about the connections between CAIR-CAN and CAIR-USA.
The U.S. group is an unindicted co-conspirator in a $12-million Hamas financing trial that led to guilty verdicts in Texas in 2008.
Siddiqui is a professional face of the Muslim Brotherhood in Canada, simply because she’s good at lying, and is female, which makes her a less easier (and sympathetic) target to take on in comparison to her counterpart(s) in the US brother organization. Take note of the use of slippery language that Vlad takes note of in his piece on her. At the 2:45 minute mark she draws her family into it.
”You are attacking me at the very fundamental level, my employment. I have two Canadian grandkidsm how do you tell them that your own country, your own people are turning on you”
That’s rich, as a practising orthodox Muslim (Islam 101) she knows all to well as to how the koran, hadiths and sira directs Muslims to separate themselves from the non-believer, in fact, instilling a moral superiority over them.
Qur’an (5:51) – “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”
Qur’an (5:80) – “You will see many of them befriending those who disbelieve; certainly evil is that which their souls have sent before for them, that Allah became displeased with them and in chastisement shall they abide.” Those Muslims who befriend unbelievers will abide in hell.
Qur’an (3:28) – “Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them…” This last part means that the Muslim is allowed to feign friendship if it is of benefit. Renowned scholar Ibn Kathir states that “believers are allowed to show friendship outwardly, but never inwardly.”
Qur’an (3:118) – “O you who believe! do not take for intimate friends from among others than your own people, they do not fall short of inflicting loss upon you; they love what distresses you; vehement hatred has already appeared from out of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater still; indeed, We have made the communications clear to you, if you will understand.” This verse not only warns Muslims not to take non-Muslims as friends, but it establishes the deep-seated paranoia that the rest of the world is out to get them.
Qur’an (9:23) – “O ye who believe! Choose not your fathers nor your brethren for friends if they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith. Whoso of you taketh them for friends, such are wrong-doers” Even family members are not to be taken as friends if they do not accept Islam. (This is the mildest interpretation of this verse from the 9th Sura, which also advocates “slaying the unbeliever wherever ye find them”).
Qur’an (53:29) – “Therefore shun those who turn away from Our Message and desire nothing but the life of this world.”
Qur’an (3:85) – “And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.”
NOTE: This makes the statements of victim-hood look rather shallow and, in fact, show contempt for the unsuspecting listener.