Feds accuse Canadian aid group of Hamas ties, put on 'terrorist' list


mentalfloss
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Aid group accused of Hamas ties put on 'terrorist' list, raided

In a letter to the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy, the RCMP said the federal government had added the group to a list of "terrorist entities" as of April 24.

"IRFAN is now classified as a 'terrorist group' under Canadian law," the letter from Supt. Stephane Bonin states.

"As a consequence, any property or asset belonging to IRFAN is now frozen."

The letter offers no reason for the listing decision but Canada Revenue Agency has said the organization supported Hamas, itself branded as a terrorist organization.

A statement Tuesday from Public Affairs Minister Steven Blaney noted CRA's contention — which was to be argued in court next week — that IRFAN provided aid to groups run by officials of, or who supported Hamas.

IRFAN, based in Mississauga, Ont., sent about $14.6 million in resources to "various organizations associated with Hamas" between 2005 and 2009, the statement said.

Charitable status revoked

The non-profit IRFAN was due in Federal Court of Appeal on May 6 to contest a 2011 CRA decision to revoke its charitable status because of its alleged ties to Hamas and failure to keep proper records.

No one for IRFAN was available to comment, but a lawyer speaking for the group condemned the listing as an attack on humanitarian support for Palestinians.

IRFAN did not know the terrorist listing was in the works and had no opportunity to respond or offer its side of the story, Ottawa-based lawyer Yavar Hameed said in an interview.

There's no evidence the group did any direct funding of Hamas, he said.


"This listing happens days before we are to present arguments for the first time to the Federal Court of Appeal, so we're very concerned about the timing with which this listing happens which completely undermines any ability for this organization to work as a charity," Hameed said.

"On its face, we believe it is an unfair and unconstitutional decision that has been taken."

"IRFAN is now classified as a 'terrorist group' under Canadian law," the letter from Supt. Stephane Bonin states.

"As a consequence, any property or asset belonging to IRFAN is now frozen."

The letter offers no reason for the listing decision but Canada Revenue Agency has said the organization supported Hamas, itself branded as a terrorist organization.

A statement Tuesday from Public Affairs Minister Steven Blaney noted CRA's contention — which was to be argued in court next week — that IRFAN provided aid to groups run by officials of, or who supported Hamas.

IRFAN, based in Mississauga, Ont., sent about $14.6 million in resources to "various organizations associated with Hamas" between 2005 and 2009, the statement said.

Charitable status revoked
The non-profit IRFAN was due in Federal Court of Appeal on May 6 to contest a 2011 CRA decision to revoke its charitable status because of its alleged ties to Hamas and failure to keep proper records.

No one for IRFAN was available to comment, but a lawyer speaking for the group condemned the listing as an attack on humanitarian support for Palestinians.

IRFAN did not know the terrorist listing was in the works and had no opportunity to respond or offer its side of the story, Ottawa-based lawyer Yavar Hameed said in an interview.

There's no evidence the group did any direct funding of Hamas, he said.

"This listing happens days before we are to present arguments for the first time to the Federal Court of Appeal, so we're very concerned about the timing with which this listing happens which completely undermines any ability for this organization to work as a charity," Hameed said.

"On its face, we believe it is an unfair and unconstitutional decision that has been taken."
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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Canada supports the biggest terrorist organization in the world - the US of Aggression and its terrorist arms, the CIA and the Pentagon.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Canada supports the biggest terrorist organization in the world - the US of Aggression and its terrorist arms, the CIA and the Pentagon.

Yeah... And now a word from our sponsor.
 
Locutus
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IRFAN-Canada lost its charity status in 2011 after an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency called the group an “integral part” of an international fundraising effort that supported Hamas, the terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip.

RCMP raids Muslim relief group’s offices as Canada declares it a terrorist organization | National Post




alrighty then, back to last year's pony business

Sun News : Trudeau under fire for attending controversial Islamic group's event

Shiny Pony
 
mentalfloss
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Hey if they need to be removed that's fine, but there should be some solid evidence first before assuming guilt.
 
relic
Free Thinker
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Not hard to figure, steve likes his meat kosher
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by relicView Post

Not hard to figure, steve likes his meat kosher

Oh I see,, they're kissing up to those horrible Jews.

Better we kiss the *** of the guys who purposely target civilians.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Hey if they need to be removed that's fine, but there should be some solid evidence first before assuming guilt.

And you think they do not have evidence? When it all will become public knowldge as the group is suing.
Hamas has set up charities, orgs and the sleeper types throughout NA.
Same with Hezbollah.
 
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