Montreal: Muslim cleric with jihad ties denied permit for Islamic center
January 31, 2015 — By Robert Spencer | Jihad Watch
This is “just one person,” we’re told. “He has preached at the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu mosque attended by Martin Couture-Rouleau, the Muslim convert who killed warrant officer Patrice Vincent in October.” Has that mosque been investigated? “Chaoui was also the leader of a Muslim association at Laval University. One of that association’s members, Chiheb Esseghaier, is about to be tried on charges related to a plot to derail a Via Rail train travelling between Toronto and New York two years ago.” Has the Muslim association at Laval University been investigated?
Also, “Chaoui uses social media to share his fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. He has posted to YouTube and Facebook his views sympathetic to sharia law, and he advocates that women should have designated guardians.” But that is not a “fundamentalist interpretation of Islam”; that is taught by all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence. Likewise, Chaoui has said: “There are non-Muslims who come to our home and tell us, ‘Really, you cut off heads, you cut off hands?’ But that’s religion. It’s our religion in our own country. We decide how we implement it.”
That’s not “extremist”; that’s the Qur’an. Cutting of heads is in Qur’an 47:4, and cutting off hands is at Qur’an 5:38. The Canadian authorities are kidding themselves if they think this kind of thing is being taught by “just one person.”
Sounds like another rising star in the Jihadist Central Camp. All he wanted was a little permit for his fellow Muslims. Now we’ll hear the complaints about denial. Contrast that with an administration in the US who refuses to address the Islamic fundamental problem — much less mention it. So maybe this one will just move his operation to the States? Looks like one less Islamic “community centre” for Canada. In the meantime, what are the chances any of those ties were investigated? I hope they are more on the ball than the US government lost in the state of denial.