Preaching Hate in Canada’s Prisons?


Toronto, August 14, 2013 – In light of the latest discovery of postings full of hate directed at Jews and Christians, this time by a Toronto based Muslim inmate outreach program, B’nai Brith Canada is calling on government officials to undertake a full and immediate review of the program. The website connected to the organization responsible ( – The Reign of Islamic Da’wah) is rife with disdain for women, minorities and western values. Not only does the website rely upon Islamic sources to demonize Jews and Christians, it completely rejects efforts to build communal bridges through such efforts as interfaith dialogues.

“It is simply shocking what the latest revelations, independently verified by us and posted by well-known blogger ‘Blazing Cat Fur’, have revealed,” said Frank Dimant, CEO, B’nai Brith Canada. “We call on the Hon. Steven Blaney, Federal Minister of Public Safety, and his provincial counterparts to exercise all due diligence and ensure that clergy who volunteer or work with correctional inmates are not preaching hate in the name of religion inside or outside the prisons.”

“That places for rehabilitation appear to be used to indoctrinate inmates to hateful ideologies puts all Canadians at risk. Unfortunately, recent cases documented and brought to light by us and other sources confirm that this is not an isolated incident. Given the concerns of home-grown radicalization, all levels of government must answer the wake-up call to stem this tide.”

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