Montreal college suspends Arabic school after links to radical Islam found

MONTREAL – A Montreal college has suspended its contract with a school that teaches Arabic and the Qur’an after links to radical materials were found on its website.

Rosemont College was renting space to the El Forkane school, run by Mohamed Ridha Rahmaoui.

An investigation by TVA, QMI Agency’s sister TV station, found links on the school’s website to sites promoting radical Islam ideology, including Salafism, one of the more fundamental strains of the faith.

While Rahmaoui, who also runs a kindergarten under the El Forkane name, insisted that he is in favour of secular education, that’s contradicted by one Arabic-language sermon that was linked to on his school’s website.

“Beware of the enemies of Islam; they will always want trouble, they set traps, the largest of which is their schools,” it read.