Blaney bars IRFAN Canada from fundraising to oppose being labeled as terrorists

OTTAWA – An organization that was formally branded a terrorist group last spring has been denied permission by Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney to raise money to fight the move.

The Canadian branch of the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy is asking the Federal Court of Canada to set aside Blaney’s decision as unconstitutional and affirm its right to solicit funds to pay a lawyer.

The group, known as IRFAN-Canada, was stripped of its charitable status three years ago.

In April, the government added the group to its list of terrorist organizations, saying that between 2005 and 2009 IRFAN-Canada transferred approximately $14.6 million worth of resources to various organizations with links to Hamas.

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  • UCSPanther

    When you support an outlaw group like Hamas and get caught, these are the consequences…

  • Minicapt

    If their hearts are pure, and their cause truly just, lawyers from all over downtown Toronto should be donating their ‘pro bono’ services; Clayton Ruby and Warren “Lying Jackal” Kinsella should be at the head of the line.

    Cheers

  • Brett_McS

    “International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy”?

    Sounds even more fake than George Costanza’s “Human Fund”.

  • David Murrell

    Good move by our federal government.

    The problem is is that Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau has been visiting mosques who have donate money to the terrorist-friendly IRFAN:
    http://www.torontosun.com/2014/09/05/trudeau-defends-visit-to-controversial-montreal-mosque

    and once Trudeau wins his majority government, in September 2015, he will end all government sanctions against IRFAN — so that this corrupt charity can begin raising funds for groups committing war crimes.

    Btw: Trudeau is aware of mosques who have links to IRFAN — and he purposely visits them anyways. It is a win, win situation for him, since he wins Muslim (and anti-Jewish) votes; he curries favour with the terrorist-sympathetic media (the Star, the CBC and CTV News networks, and the Globe ands Mail). Watch for IRFAN to expand its operations once Trudeau wins big.