CBC: Islamic extremism delays permit for Montreal Muslim centre

Apparently the proposed location of the new “Islamic centre.”

A new Islamic community centre in Montreal is facing opposition before it even opens.

The project is tied to controversial Imam Hamza Chaoui, who has controversial views on sharia law and ties to suspected radicals.

Montreal city officials will decide Monday what to do about the proposed community centre, which would be situated in the east end borough of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Although a city permit has not yet been issued, the Moroccan-born Chaoui is promoting it on his Facebook page. Chaoui has connections to radical Islamists.

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…

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