Hussein Hamdani says federal election politics behind his suspension

A Hamilton lawyer who has been suspended as an adviser on Muslim issues and security for the federal government says his removal is politically motivated because he is supporting Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.

Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney suspended Hussein Hamdani from the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on National Security this week.

Blaney’s office is looking into questions raised by the French TVA network about politically charged statements it alleges Hamdani made as a university student, and allegations about radical organizations that it says Hamdani had associations with.

Blaney’s office did not explain why it was taking the action now, when it acknowledges it has known about the allegations for “some time”…

…The TVA report says Hamdani’s contribution to a 1996 document for groups hoping to start a Muslim Student Association on their campus was titled “Islamization [sic] of campus politics.” He advocated for Muslim students to sway decisions on issues like same-sex marriage.

“It is the duty of the MSA to bring morality back into the campus. For example, the Student Union should not have to debate over endorsing legislation in favor of same-sex benefits, this issue should clearly be seen as immoral and thus voted against or ignored.”

Hamdani told CBC Hamilton his views on that issue have evolved and the document is only about participating in the democratic process…

We posted on him earlier here.