Is the Muslim Student Association of Canada/USA a Recruiting Point for Extremism?

Canada’s most infamous terrorist, Ahmed Sayed Khadr, was radicalized while a part of the Muslim Student Association at the University of Ottawa.[1] Calgary suicide bomber Salma Ashrafi was the

President of his Muslim Student Association.[2] Others such as Awso Peshdary, John Maguire, Khadar Khalib, Chiheb Esseghaier, Youssef Sakhir, Samir Halilovic, Zakria Habibi and Ferid Imam all had ties to the Muslim Student Association in Canada. The list of individuals who have been a part of the Muslim Student Association and then gone on to be suicide bombers, jihadist fighters, propagandists or to have leadership role in the Muslim Brotherhood is extensive.

What is the Muslim Student Association? Where did it come from? Who founded it? Is it just a coincidence that so many extremist have come from its alumni? Or is something going on?

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