Cause and effect: Hate speech in mosques; closure?

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On August 9, 2018 Global News reported that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has recently revoked the charitable status of  the Ottawa Islamic Centre and Assalam Mosque.

According to an official document obtained by Global News, CRA audits raised concerns about “radicalized individuals” who had attended the mosque as well as its roster of guest speakers. “Many of the views expressed by the organization’s speakers are misogynistic, homophobic, racist and/or promote violence,” CRA document reads.

CRA named in this regard four speakers, three of them Canadian imams, including the current Vice-President of the Canadian Council of Imams Abdullah Hakim Quick. Here is an excerpts from the document:

In addition, in a video lecture entitled “The History of the Crusaders,” Mr. Quick advocated for the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to be liberated from the “filth” of the Jews:

“May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, the Most High, the Most Exalted, clean and…

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