UPDATE: CANCELLED! — JDL to confront Toronto fundraiser for Hamas: Aug 29

August 28 UPDATE:

Great news!

Due to JDL’s continued unrelenting efforts to expose and confront groups in Canada that support the funding of terrorist organizations, the Palestinian Fundraising Dinner planned for this Friday in support of Hamas and Gaza has been cancelled.

Our thanks are extended to the groundswell of concerned citizens who contacted the office and took the time to inform the authorities about this dangerous event.

JDL Canada is confident and resolute that this type of organized grassroots activity is the most effective way to expose and shut down these homegrown conduits that fund terrorist activities.

JOIN JDL to Confront and Expose a Toronto Fundraiser For Hamas.

The “Palestine Emergency Fundraising Dinner” taking place on Friday, August 29 is sponsored by Islamic Relief Canada.

It is being held at:

Versailles Convention Centre
6721 Edwards Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario.
L5T 2V9
Between 5:30pm – 7:00pm

JDL Canada will protest at this venue, to draw attention to where the money donated that night will really be sent: to Hamas.

Here are the facts about Islamic Relief:

On June 10, 2014 the Government of Israel listed Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) as an organization that gives funding to Hamas, and banned them from operating in Israel.

The office of the IRW in Canada is Islamic Relief Canada. The head of the Canadian charity, according to the Canada Revenue Agency website, is Hany al-Banna, the same individual who is head of the UK based charity.  It is not clear if Mr. Hany al-Banna is related to the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna.  Mr. al-Banna says he is not, but at the same time says his family is from the same area and he has heard the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood speak.

Other individuals who have been, or are now on the board of directors of Islamic Relief Canada, include such well known figures as Dr. El-Tantawy Attia, Dr. Yasser Haddara and Dr Mohamed Abu-Elmagd.

Dr. ATTIA is a leading figure in the Muslim Association of Canada as well as being head of the Toronto Masjid.  Rather famously, Dr. ATTIA, told the press in 2011 that:

“Here (Toronto Masjid) we follow the teachings of the Muslim Brotherhood.”


Dr. ATTIA’s son in law is currently in jail in Egypt.  Khaled al-QAZZAZ was the Foreign Secretary for the Muslim Brotherhood’s government of Egypt when Dr. Morsi was President.   His daughter, Sarah, was a leading figure in the Muslim Student Association and left Canada to go to Egypt with Mr. QAZZAZ.

Dr. Yasser HADDARA of McMaster University is also well known in national and international circles.  Like his better-known brother Dr. Wael HADDARA, he was also a political adviser to Dr Morsi when he was the Muslim Brotherhood’s President of Egypt.  Yasser HADDARA has also been a leading figure in the Muslim Association of Canada, Cordoba House and the Muslim America Society Youth Division.   His brother Wael HADDARA was also a founding director of IRFAN (The International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy) which lost its CRA status as a charity in 2011 for fraud and for funding terrorism (HAMAS).   

IRFAN was also designated a terrorist entity in 2014 by the Minister of Public Safety and may be facing criminal charges following recent raids by the RCMP of their premises in Toronto and an associated residence in Montreal.   Dr. Wael HADDARA also has strong ties to CAIR CAN/NCCM, the organization which has repeatedly stated it will sue the Government of Canada after a PMO spokesman said that CAIR CAN/NCMM had ties to HAMAS.   The lawsuit has not gone ahead, despite two claims that it will.

In addition to being on the board of directors for Islamic Relief Canada, Dr. Mohamed ABU-ELMAGD is a Professor of Electrical Power Engineering at Cairo University. He obtained his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Canada’s McMaster University following a Masters in Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt.