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…

  • Exile1981

    The fact that this iman is still in the country and not in jail or booted out is the actual problem.

  • FactsWillOut

    “The teachings, if you will, of this imam, they are totally unacceptable in a free and democratic society,” she said.

    The Parti Québécois opposition, meanwhile, called Chaoui’s teachings “medieval.”

    “Imam Hamza Chaoui said in the past that democracy and Islam are incompatible, and that voting is a sin. We strongly condemn these medieval remarks,” said the party’s secularism critic, Agnès Maltais.

    A spokeswoman for the Coalition Avenir Québec called on the premier to go further.

    “Philippe Couillard needs to affirm that teachings of that nature are not compatible with our values, and we won’t tolerate them,” said Nathalie Roy.

    Chaoui was unavailable for comment.

    Quebec has more balls than TROC combined.

    • Frau Katze

      How to get rid of him?

      • FactsWillOut

        OK, they all have just one ball, but Quebec’s is bigger.

        • Minicapt

          It’s inflatable.


  • Couper

    If the permit is refused, he will probably scream “racism” and claim he is being discriminated against.

    • Surele Surele

      in 3, 2, 1….