Edmonton police said their hate crimes unit was called in to help investigate after a prominent and well-attended mosque in the northwest part of the city was visited by a group whose activities are known to police.
A police spokesperson told Global News they could not identify the group being monitored because “groups change names and alliances frequently, so there’s no consistent name they go by.”
The communications director of Al Rashid Mosque said people she works with were very concerned when the men visited.
Now for what the media always seem to miss… a little background on “Canada’s Oldest Mosque.”
In 2010 this blog reported that the Al Rashid Mosque through a subsidiary was once a real estate partner with Muammar Qadaafi’s terror funding, anti-semitic “The Islamic Call Society of Libya” aka WICS the World Islamic Call Society. The pic below shows that partnership and lists the Islamic Call Society of Libya’s 49% share in the investment. (Note the Al Rashid Mosque web site has been stripped of my earlier links in the original post, but thank the Wayback Machine for preserving them for posterity.)
In 2011 the CRA revoked the World Islamic call Society’s Charity Status.
“The Society acts at the direction of, and receives all of its funding from, the Libyan-based World Islamic Call Society (WICS-Libya), an organization founded by Muammar al-Qadaffi (Gadhafi) in 1972 whose objects and activities are not confined to the advancement of religion as that term is understood under Canadian law.”
“According to various sources, WICS-Libya is operated under the control of the Government of Libya and funded by allocations made by Muammar al-Qadaffi. (Gadhafi) from “the Jihad Fund”. (FN3) An affidavit and the Plea Agreement filed in the successful U.S. conviction of Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi in 2004 on charges of wilfully attempting to violate U.S. economic sanctions against Libya imposed because of Libya’s involvement in terrorist bombings and the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, attest to the use of the WICS-Libya’s network to move funds on behalf of the Libyan government in violation of the sanctions against Libya.”
Nice folks eh?