Why is the RCMP trying to recruit at a Muslim Brotherhood affiliated Mosque?
Canadians need to have faith in the institutions designed to protect them, and at least one recent development will not help the RCMP’s credibility. On March 1st, 2019 the RCMP held a recruitment session at Masjid Toronto, a mosque that is a part of the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), a group that openly affiliates itself as inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Their mere presence at Masjid Toronto should raise eyebrows considering the mosque’s recent controversies.
This is where Aymen Elkasrawy was caught on video leading a prayer that incited violence and hatred against multiple groups. Here is an excerpt.
[O Allah!] Give us victory over the disbelieving people…
O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them
O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!Translation of a prayer recited on video at Masjid Toronto
A small point to note before I move on. The Al-Aqsa Mosque, although located in Israel, is under the occupation of neighbouring Jordan. Currently, no Jews are even allowed into the mosque, which is itself built on top of the temple mount, the holiest site in Judaism. I say this to make the point that these statements can’t be misinterpreted as merely a political criticism of Israel, but that they are pure anti-semitic hatred.
As a recruitment cite for the RCMP, the mosque’s recent troubled history is disturbing enough, but take into account that MAC is their parent organization, and it becomes downright baffling that they would recruit from there.
The MAC’s ties to the Muslim brotherhood are so apparent that it is even listed on their Wikipedia page. In 2015 in front of the Canadian Senate Dr. Lorenzo Vidino, an expert on Islamism in Europe and North America, testified that “You have organizations created by individuals who have personal ties to different branches of the Brotherhood back in the Middle East and who have personal, financial, organizational and ideological ties to the movement.”
The Muslim Association of Canada would be the first name that comes to mind. There are clear links where you have prominent individuals that for 20 or 30 years have been involved in Brotherhood groups both in Canada and in the United States.”
It is almost impossible for the RCMP not to have known about this.
Even if the RCMP where ignorant about their ties all one has to do is go to the MAC’s website. Click on the first tap “who we are” and select the first option “About MAC” and you will find that they themselves say that they’re modern roots are based off the writings of Hassan Al-Banna, who is the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. It used to outright say the “Muslim Brotherhood” on their site, but it was changed to Al-Banna for some minor deflection.
The Muslim Brotherhood is an organization that by their own documents say: The Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
Of note here, Jamal Badawi, listed in 2007 as the director of the MAC, is listed as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in the very same document.
Just so everyone is clear, this is not an opposition to the RCMP trying to recruit people from different backgrounds. My opposition to Muslims in the RCMP is zero. However, when the RCMP decides to recruit from openly Islamist organizations, I have a huge problem with it.
The first problem is that it completely compromises Canadian’s safety and values. You can not bring people into the RCMP who believe that their job is to corrupt our institutions from within to bring about Islamic dominance.
Secondly, this unfairly casts suspicion on all other Muslims that are part of the RCMP. I firmly believe that many Muslim men and women have joined the RCMP out of a patriotic sense of duty to Canada. However, when you openly recruit from organizations that are openly hostile to Canadian values you will lose confidence in Canadians that your other recruits are not Islamists. As I have shown, any Canadian with internet access can see the obvious ties between the MAC and the Muslim Brotherhood, why can’t the RCMP?
The RCMP should make a strong statement to clear this up, because ignorance is not a plausible excuse. Recruiting at a place like Masjid Toronto shows corruption of our institutions, sheds a bad light on patriotic Muslim Canadians and undermines the confidence we are supposed to have as a nation in the people sworn to keep us safe.