The Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat or ISIJ, an organization with its own sordid history, is headed by Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi. Rizvi is a founder of the Ahlul Bayt Assembly Of Canada. Web site – http://islamabc.org/
The Ahlul Bayt Society is a propaganda front for the Iranian regime as detailed in this report by Memri.org.
“Iran’s religious activity in Canada is carried out by the Islamic Ahlul Bayt Assembly of Canada, which operates on behalf of the Iranian regime and via the Center for Islamic Guidance in Toronto. (Ed. I believe they mean the “Council Of Islamic Guidance“)
The Islamic Ahlul Bayt Assembly of Canada
The Islamic Ahlul Bayt Assembly of Canada is a branch of the Qom-based Global Ahlul Bayt, which is directly subordinate to the office of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. In an interview with an Iranian website affiliated with the Qom seminaries, Muhammad Zaki Baqri, a senior member of the organization, described Khamenei as “one of the boons bestowed by God upon the Islamic world,” and added, “Today we are ready to carry out any order issued by Khamenei, willingly and anywhere in the world, and we will not cease this, even for a moment.”
Rizvi has most recently been called out for participating in a Khomeinist propaganda effort at Carleton University sponsored by the Iranian Embassy.
“On June 2, 2012, the Cultural Center of Iran in Canada, in cooperation with the Iranian Culture Association of Carleton University in Ottawa – which is headed by attaché Mohammadi’s son Ehsan Mohammadi – held the 2012 Imam Khomeini Conference at the university; the conference’s title was “The Contemporary Awakening and Imam Khomeini’s Thought.” According to the announcement (below), the speakers were to include Moulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, a founder and senior member of the Ahlul Bayt Assembly, and Phil Wilayto, editor of The Virginia Defender, author, and political commentator for Iran’s Press TV.”
Now Iran’s agents hope to spread Khomeinist doctrine via a TTC ad campaign as stated in this announcement from the ISIJ in a newsletter.
“Negotiations are being finalized to put two TTC bus ads for a month to promote the message of Imam Husayn’s (a.s) mission through quotations from non-Muslims. Those interested in more information will be directed to www.whoishussain.org.”
I have no doubt that the TTC is unaware of who they are dealing with. Let them know who is behind this campaign.
Contact: Advertising Inquires – Lucy Colecchia, Media Relations – Joe Donaldson, 905-282-6800
Or use the TTC’s contact page.