Shahina Siddiqui is the founder and Executive Director of the innocuous-sounding Islamic Social
Services Association (ISSA), which is based in Winnipeg. Originally from Pakistan, she is now a well-known Muslim civil-rights activist in Canada.
The following video (an excerpt from a hearing in the Canadian Senate) features an exchange between Senator Lynn Beyak and Shahina Siddiqui. You’ll hear Ms. Siddiqui go into high dudgeon over public assertions that she is associated with terrorists, which she describes as “slander” and “defamation”. However, a quick internet search reveals that she is on the board of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, which was formerly called CAIR-Canada. As we all know, CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation Trial, and served as a fundraising arm for Hamas. If that is not “associating with terrorists”, then what is?
Fortunately, Sen. Beyak remained unflappable as she addressed some well-placed remarks to Ms. Siddiqui.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
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