Michael Coren on foreign-funded mosques and Ali Hindi Feb 23 2012

I am grabbing the text from SDAMAT that he posted under this video.


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On a recent Friday at the Salaheddin mosque, Imam Aly Hindy spoke to his followers about how homosexuality was “invented,” calling it “nonsense” and “garbage” to believe anyone could be born that way.

He went on to talk about “illegal sexual acts” but added a qualifier: “Illegal means illegal in Islam, not illegal in the Canadian law, because everything is legal in the Canadian law, except children. Other than that, they allow everything.”

The Toronto imam has long been known for his controversial comments. He called the 9/11 attacks a joint CIA operation, refused to join other imams in signing a statement condemning the 2005 London bombings and referred to the Toronto 18 terrorists as good people.

But while he remains as provocative as ever, the institution that serves as his platform has undergone a notable shift: According to federal charity records, the Salaheddin Islamic Centre is being increasingly financed by foreign patrons.

Almost a quarter of the centre’s revenues came from outside Canada in 2010, figures posted on the Canada Revenue Agency website show. Three unnamed foreign donors provided $931,000 of the centre’s almost $4-million in revenues that year.

In 2009, the centre got $250,000 from overseas, less than a tenth of its total revenues that year. Charities have only been required to publicly report their foreign revenues since 2009. Figures for 2011 are not yet available.

“Our policy is to follow CRA [Canada Revenue Agency] requirements and report every dollar that we receive from inside or outside Canada,” Imam Hindy said in an email response to questions.

‘A newly released intelligence report warns that teenagers are being exposed to Islamist extremism in Canadian high schools’
The CRA blacked out the names of the offshore donors for privacy reasons before releasing a copy of the tax return to the National Post. The amounts of each contribution were also obscured, along with whether the donors were organizations, governments or individuals.

But Imam Hindy said US$400,000 came from the Islamic Development Bank, which is based in Saudi Arabia and whose president is a Saudi. He said the other foreign donors were charities in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
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Imam Hindy said his centre was “not so dependent on foreign revenues.” He said it was simply going through an expansion phase that cost more than he was able to raise in Canada.

“We have purchased a building in Mississauga for $1.7-million and renovated by about $150K. We expanded our building in Scarborough so far by $1.5-million. We have now a full time elementary and secondary School up to Grade 12.

“We have built an additional 10 classrooms, science lab, computer lab and building a gym with the most updated equipments for the school and local community. Also we have built a travel centre, washing facility for the deceased and in the process of building a new commercial kitchen to serve a banquet hall use at the gym.”

Tahir Gora, secretary general of the Muslim Canadian Congress, said he was not impressed when he attended Imam Hindy’s recent sermon. He said the imam had made “humiliating remarks” about homosexuals, and had tried to make the case that it didn’t matter if Canada accepted homosexuals because Islam did not.

“He should respect Canadian values,” said Mr. Gora, a writer who fled Pakistan after his critiques of religious intolerance brought death threats. “If he’s getting so much funding from different corners, he should try and assimilate Muslims in the society rather than trying to alienate them from the society.”

He said following Imam Hindy’s prayer, youths stood outside the mosque entrance handing out pamphlets that claimed that “hatred of Islam” was behind recent media coverage of the so-called honor killings murder trial in Kingston, Ont.

“The case was exploited by the agenda driven media to vilify Islam and Muslims,” it read. It went on to claim the “role of the media is to put pressure on Muslims living in the West to abandon Islamic values and adopt secular-liberal values instead.”

But Muslims should know, it continued, that “these assaults” were a test from God. It advised talking to other Canadians “to show how Islam is a comprehensive way of life that provides an alternative to the capitalist system.”

Imam Hindy denied any pamphlets were distributed and said he did not follow murder cases. Asked about the concern over his preaching, he responded by quoting passages from the Koran, including one that read, “For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.” Said the imam, “These are words of God.”

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One Reply to “Michael Coren on foreign-funded mosques and Ali Hindi Feb 23 2012”

  1. In the UK these mosques are often built with Saudi money, then sponsored with Saudi money and then they livestream broadcasts to the mosques. No wonder we have so many wahabi terrorists.

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