The plot thickens: today seems to be Tarek Loubani day on my blog, I know. But the more I look into him, the worse he smells – figuratively speaking of course.
It started when I discovered his “medic” friend shot by the IDF was an actual Hamas terrorist. Whether or not he knew this, I could only speculate. But what seemed clear was that Loubani was lying abut his own injuries.
Now I discover that Hamas sympathies run deep in his family; his father Mahmoud Loubani was a board member of a charity that was placed on the Canadian government’s list of “terrorist entities” due to its alleged linkage to Hamas.
A Muslim relief group allegedly linked to Hamas has launched a legal challenge in Federal Court in an attempt to be taken off the Canadian government’s list of “terrorist entities.”
The International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy Canada has asked to be removed from the terrorist list and also wants the entire listing process struck down as unconstitutional.
This is the second time the Mississauga, Ont.-based group has gone to court in the hope of being de-listed. It last tried in 2014 but the case was discontinued the following year.
Fifty-three factions — including al-Qaida, ISIL and Hezbollah — are currently on Canada’s list of designated terrorist groups, which effectively makes them illegal organizations.
IRFAN-Canada’s troubles with the government began in 2011 when its charity status was revoked after federal auditors concluded it was an “integral part” of the Hamas fundraising network.
Investigators had also found videos at the group’s office that “demonize Israel, characterize the Arab-Israeli conflict as a religious war, appeal for all Arab and Muslim nations to join in the struggle against Israel and glorify martyrdom,” the Canada Revenue Agency wrote.
According to the Public Safety Canada website, between 2005 and 2009, the non-profit “transferred approximately $14.6 million worth of resources to various organizations with links to Hamas.” The listing was reviewed by the Liberal government on Nov. 11, 2016 but it was not removed.
Is the son guilty of the sins of the father? Not necessarily, but what it does suggest is that this is a family who have supported Hamas. It is not such a stretch to believe that junior knew that his “medic” friend was indeed a Hamas terrorist. And that he would lie in order to cover for Hamas.
Heck, who knows what else he was using the 3D printer for, besides tourniquets.