NCCM THANKS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR LISTING THE THREE PERCENTERS AND THE ARYAN STRIKEFORCE AS TERRORIST ENTITIES
(Ottawa – June 25, 2021)
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) thanks the federal government, in the lead up to the National Action Summit on Islamophobia, for taking action by listing two of Canada’s most dangerous white supremacist groups today through the Criminal Code.
Last September, after the attack in Toronto where a mosque caretaker named Mohamed-Aslim Zafis was stabbed to death at the doorstep of the mosque by a man apparently connected to a neo-Nazi occultist group, NCCM called on the government to take action to dismantle white supremacist groups.
The groups listed today include a number of organizations that have targeted members of Muslim, racialized and Indigenous communities in Canada, including the Three Percenters and the Aryan Strikeforce.
“We thank the government for listing these white supremacist groups. When we called for bipartisan national action to dismantle white supremacist groups, we believed that this day would come. We are pleased to see common sense prevail with the banning of the Three Percenters, something we have been calling for for more than a year. It made no sense that a group that trained with machine guns, had bombed mosques, and talked about an apocalyptic showdown with Canadian Muslims was allowed to operate in Canada,” said Mustafa Farooq, CEO of NCCM.