November 26, 2018

Alberta NDP Education Minister speaks at fundraiser for Islamic Relief: Who are they?

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

I have been working recently on a series of videos focusing on education in Alberta, more specifically on how the Minister of Education, David Eggen, is failing our students — literally.

Last weekend, he crossed a line. This time, he failed our entire country, the Jewish people, and everyone looking for a peaceful solution to the religious conflict in the Middle East.

David Eggen spoke in — what appears to be an official capacity — at an Islamic Relief Canada fundraiser in Edmonton. For those who do not know, Islamic Relief Worldwide is the same organization that Israel barred from operating in their territory after the Ministry of Defence identified Islamic Relief Worldwide as a “Terrorist Organization” who financially supports Hamas.

(Islamic Relief Canada, on the other hand, is an affiliated organization and there is no solid proof available that it actively supports terrorist activities with funds.)

Sure, maybe David Eggen doesn’t find Israel’s Ministry of Defence credible, but it is not just them who have denounced Islamic Relief Worldwide.The United Arab Emirates has also listed Islamic Relief Worldwide on a terror watch list, along with ISIS and Al-Qaeda. One of the worlds’ largest banks, HSBC, closed IRW accounts worth millions of dollars in an effort to curb money laundering. HSBC told Al Jazeera that the “a decision of this kind is never taken lightly”, which implies they have evidence of untoward activities.

Tom Quiggin, a security and intelligence analyst who has testified before the Senate, recently spoke with my colleague, Sheila Gunn Reid, where he presented a list the length of his arm of international and national entities who are investigating Islamic Relief Worldwide or has terminated their relationship with it.

To make matters worse, Islamic Relief Worldwide has organized speaking tours with Yasir Qadhi, who the Middle East Forum (MEF) has identified as “an extremist preacher” who had told audiences that killing homosexuals was part of his religion. The MEF has also linked Islamic Relief Worldwide with the Charitable Society for Social Welfare, a group founded by a “Bin-Laden Loyalist”.

Closer to home, Islamic Relief USA has featured Canadian Abdullah Hakim Quick, a radical Islamist from Toronto.

This history that Islamic Relief has with enemies of Western Civilization is far from a coincidence. Islamic Relief has shown a pattern of associating with those who threaten the lives of gays, Jews, and infidels.

All this is to say, that a Minister of a democratic state, who is charged with overseeing the education of our children, has no reason whatsoever to associate himself with a group like this. See, this is where hypocrisy becomes dangerous.

Keep in mind, Minister David Eggen just issued an order revoking education funding for faith-based Christian schools for relying on scripture when crafting anti-bullying policies. Within a week Eggen then speaks at a fundraiser for Islamic Relief –an organization whose worldwide affiliate is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Internal Revenue Service, and the US Office of Personnel Management. In doing so, Minister David Eggen added his name to a roster of speakers that has featured Islamist homophobes and anti-Semites.

It is sad, but I can’t help but cringe when I scroll through David Eggen’s Twitter. I don’t think anyone has bothered to tell him that gay men are killed in the Palestinian Territories –and I highly doubt he has ever stopped to think how his actions, by speaking at a fundraiser for Islamic Relief Canada, would make a Jewish student feel, knowing what we know now. As long as he can keep revoking funding from Christian schools, he is happy I suppose.

This report is following our recent video covering Justin Trudeau and an array of his ministers who have been channeling tax dollars to Islamic Relief Canada. Is the government confident that its money is not merely forwarded to Islamic Relief Worldwide, and in turn, Palestinian terrorists?

Tom Quiggin told The Rebel that a criminal complaint has been filed with the RCMP to investigate the Federal Government’s complicity and facilitation of capital being sent to a terrorist entity. Quiggin told The Rebel that an active investigation is underway with the RCMP to assess whether or not Justin Trudeau or his Cabinet broke sections of the Criminal Code, most notably Section 83.03, which prohibits providing property or assets to terrorist entities that will be used in whole or in part to sponsor their activity.

Despite investigations from the FBI and other American authorities, Islamic Relief Canada, and Islamic Relief Worldwide are currently lawful entities operating in Canada, the UK, and around the globe. In response to the allegations from multiple nation-states, disassociation from international banks, and criminal investigations from American law enforcement, Islamic Relief commissioned an audit which they say found “absolutely no evidence” of terror-related activities. (Islamic Relief paid for and released the results of the audit themselves.)

We sent Minister Eggen a list of questions, asking if he was aware of the associations that Islamic Relief has with terrorist groups before speaking, or if he is aware of any government money being sent to Islamic Relief. Neither he nor his office returned comment, but we will certainly keep our viewers updated if he does.


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commented 2018-11-28 08:19:24 -0500
Canada put these vile Lieberal terrorists in power. Lets not make the same mistake twice in 2019.
commented 2018-11-28 02:19:14 -0500
Well, given Calgary’s recent rejection of Stout Nenshi dreams, the provincial election, when it comes, is going to be a “bitch slap” that will go down in Alberta history for decades to come…
commented 2018-11-27 18:15:49 -0500
I am racist by definition. FUCKISLAM and all of its dirty little hidden corners.
commented 2018-11-27 14:50:17 -0500
Yes I stand corrected. It is the smaller independent Christian schools getting attacked right now. I tend to get on a rant…I am pretty much totally pissed off at the news everyday, know what I mean? Iran did look like a happening place in the 70’s, with girls in bathing suits and smiling faces. Look at it now. Lets not let that happen here, even a little bit huh? Trudeau has been chipping away at our freedom, one bill at a time. Political correctness and supposedly trading freedom for safety will be our demise. “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” -Benjamin Franklin
commented 2018-11-27 14:11:19 -0500
Don’t forget. The Middle East was mostly Christian at one time. Iran was a western society as recently as 1979. It only took 40 years to completely obliterate it. Could happen here too if some fools don’t pull their heads out of their asses
commented 2018-11-27 13:44:04 -0500
HENRY PARKER commented, “The DOUBLE STANDARDS David Eggen pompously grandstands is disgusting at best and treasonous at worst. How dare this scum attack our Catholic schools and support a pseudo terrorist organization.”

He is not at the present time attacking Catholic schools, but smaller independent Christian schools, peeling off a segment of the schools (divide and conquer). Supposedly the Catholic schools satisfied Eggen with their ‘School Safe’ policies.

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”
- Winston Churchill
commented 2018-11-27 07:01:28 -0500
Maurice Potvin,
well said and fact. mohammad trudeau is up in the polls and signing on to the un. migrant campaign to completely overthrow us via islam and canuks are salivating at the thought. Btw, he also is bringing all the invading migrants/terrorists/parasites/criminals who currently are in Mexico, on their way to the “U.S.”, up here to canukistan to live off of us instead!
they will of course get the free, gold plated life after being brought here by warm, cozy buses to collect their keys to their new housing, gold plated health care and the $50,000 tax free cheques per year to live on off of mohammad trudeau and all they have to do is vote for him next fall!
no one is going to miss you once you no longer exist!!
commented 2018-11-27 06:55:38 -0500
and this shocks whom??
They have organizations all across canukistan under many different names all collecting – both here and world wide, mega canadian bucks off of us and in fact many of their organizations/charities were stripped of ‘charity status " under HARPER however true to mohammad trudeau styles, he RE-INSTATED THEIR CHARITY STATUS- JUST LIKE CITIZENSHIP FOR TERRORISTS, the minute he took office AND NOW THEY RULE HERE- with full CONSENT OF CANUKS who aren’t the brightest bulbs on the planet as they gleefully line up and pay for their own demise!
commented 2018-11-27 01:17:15 -0500
The DOUBLE STANDARDS David Eggen pompously grandstands is disgusting at best and treasonous at worst. How dare this scum attack our Catholic schools and support a pseudo terrorist organization. Just try to take our freedom of religion and see how far that gets you. We are approaching an area that borders on revolution. Our freedom is under attack and for some reason Eggen and all his arrogant buds dedicate their spare time to Islam? Eggen has turned his back on all Canadians and shown his true colors. We do not expect your personal feelings to infringe on our freedoms. That is not your job scum. Forcing Catholics to betray their religious beliefs is not something we are going to sit and take. I am not Catholic, but I will fight all day long for their freedom of religion. Eggen is an anti Christian scumbag. What happened to Canada’s neutral and free position? CBC is so biased it is laughable. We have government officials trying to steal our freedoms left and right. What in the Hell is going on? This is not the country I grew up in and I want it back. Don’t even get me started about the fact this is a massive insult to our Jewish Canadians as well. Islam right or wrong huh? If Eggen lived in Iran, they would probably throw him off a high wall for his position on gays alone. Doesn’t he understand anything? How absurd this all is. Its like he doesn’t know who he is or where he is or how he got here. In Canada you can be Catholic as hell or gay as hell and I will respect your freedom. That is what separates us from so many other countries, its who we are. We really need to send people like Eggen to Afghanistan and experience reality. What’s the one thing everyone from dictatorships, religious and otherwise, say about coming here? Freedom baby. Freedom to believe and travel without fear of being arrested for what you say. Ooops, think Trudeau has already stolen some of that freedom with his Islamic pet bill. There is so much wrong in this country right now…I do not have the time or space here to even touch on it. Stand or fall people. My great grandfather would roll in his bloody grave if he saw what has happened to this country. He spilled his blood and lost all of his friends in one battle in WW1, in less than one hour whilst wearing a dress. Go suck it Eggen.
commented 2018-11-26 23:38:12 -0500
How blatant must these Christophobic hatemongers get? The lunatic left don’t want to acknowledg that homosexuality is punishable by death in Islam but they chastise Christian schools. This shows me that they have reprobate minds.
commented 2018-11-26 21:56:58 -0500
Good job Keean , sooner we get Justin out the better off we all will be. LOCK HIM UP!
commented 2018-11-26 20:27:52 -0500
Well since Eggen is on side with his Islamic friends we could chuck stones at him-doing it old school!!
commented 2018-11-26 20:14:24 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 36,389 Attacks, 235,454 Killed, 314,920 Injured that we know of

Pure evil has infiltrated Canadian politics at every level.
commented 2018-11-26 19:42:01 -0500
We really need to get Capital Punishment back in the Canadian Criminal Code!
Treason is just one reason…
commented 2018-11-26 18:04:49 -0500
Eggen you filthy rat I wouldn’t let any kid near you,pimping yourself out to Islam now,you treasonous traitor why don’t you do Albertans a favor and do a nose dive off a nice tall cliff!!!
commented 2018-11-21 11:19:39 -0500
NDP Sucks, good points made by Roxanne Van Herk. Anyone with any common sense would want to make sure private alternative education was made available. When total control is the desired climate, choice of any kind even if it is fiscally responsible, is the enemy.
commented 2018-11-21 07:36:13 -0500
And they say Alberta is RAT free.
commented 2018-11-21 03:49:17 -0500
Thank you Keean, appreciate your investigative efforts and factual reporting!

I am not at all surprised to find out another socialist government member is sympathetic to terrorists. Eggen has used his power of office to change entrenched procedures for Alberta Christian schools while ensuring those of the preferred faith have prayer rooms and free time to pray five times daily along with having Fridays off to accommodate their religion. The federal socialist government has even paid individual admitted and convicted terrorists tens of millions of dollars as well as tens of millions to those who were alleged to have participated. The Trudeau regime swings the door wide open to Canadian Islamic terrorists to return for rehab poetry classes and has zero concern for the safety and well being of Canadians.
Eggen must be removed from his position immediately, he is detrimental to all Christian school children. The Alberta NDP must be removed from power and never see the light of day in Alberta government again.
Socialists abuse and condemn those of the faith that built Canada and embrace the least peaceful religion on the face of the earth. It boggles the mind.
commented 2018-11-20 23:55:48 -0500

On Facebook, Roxanne Van Herk of Alberta posted a powerful rebuke to those who have been cheering the NDP attacks on private Christians schools—and dismantles the arguments being made in favor of shutting down the private schools that still hold to the principles they were created to promote:

News came today that many private schools (including the one that I attended from Grades 4-12) will face loss of funding next year if they do not comply with Bill 24. I have noticed that many people commenting on the various news articles today are in support of de-funding private schools, regardless of whether or not they comply with Bill 24. Many of the comments display outright lack of knowledge on how funding for schools works in Alberta. Here are some facts about private schools for you:

Most private schools (85%) are non-elite independent schools-we’re not talking ‘Gossip Girl’ here, guys. Family incomes of those who send their kids to private schools are comparable or lower than public school families.

As Minister Eggen said today, private schools receive up to 70% of the funding. On average, a student in a public school in Alberta costs taxpayers $10,874 per year. A student in a private school in Alberta costs taxpayers $5,150 per year. If you add the numbers up over a 5 year period, this means that private schools save Albertans $750 million every 5 years.

And while the Alberta government pays 60-70% of student yearly costs (depending on the independent school type), this does not include costs like building and renovations, or transportation and teacher pensions. For example, the renovations completed in Fort Macleod for the Livingstone Range School Division cost taxpayers about $5 million dollars. The school where I attended Grades 4-12 recently completed the addition of a large gym, kitchen, multiple classrooms, library, and do you know what the cost was to taxpayers? Nothing. Nada. Zip. It was covered by the fundraising efforts of parents and completed with many offering their trades and services at discounted rates or for free.

Many of the people I know who send their kids to private schools simply cannot afford to send their kids to the same schools if they are defunded. The private schools that are within 45 minutes of me which are facing defunding have ~1500 students enrolled currently. If even half of these students left the private schools and were enrolled in the public schools in the area, it would completely overwhelm and overtax the public schools’ resources.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that defunding independent schools is going to cost the public purse dearly. And by public purse, I mean YOU, the taxpayer.

And while many are complaining that their tax dollars are going to partially fund private schools, don’t forget that families who send their kids to private schools are taxpayers, as well.

One more fun fact: Did you know that the Calgary school system is ~$35 million in debt? Independent schools do not get away with this.

Think twice before you advocate for removing partial funding for private schools.

Van Herk is precisely right, and cuts through many of the lazy attacks on private schools (as well as responding effectively to the argument that always irritates me the most: The idea that somehow those who decide to bear a much greater financial burden to send their children to a Christian school are not also taxpayers, when in reality these parents are supporting the public system through their tax dollars as well as Christian schools out of their own pockets.)

Unfortunately, it does not appear as if Education Minister David Eggen is particularly interested in what makes economic sense at the moment. Nor, for that matter, does the NDP in general. Rather, he is interested in implementing his sexual worldview in schools built by hardworking, church-going Albertans, so that their children are taught his point of view. Eggen is fully willing to place an increased financial burden on taxpayers (and when has the NDP ever respected taxpayers?) in order to bully Christians into accepting his personal point of view, which he claims is universal truth—although ironically, he has also demanded that Christian schools abandon the idea that universal truth exists, to begin with.

Eggen and his fellow ideologues waited for years to get the opportunities power would afford them, and they are making the most of their four years. I only wish that conservatives were as enthusiastic about conserving things as Eggen and his thugs are about destroying them.
commented 2018-11-20 23:26:14 -0500
Bruce Atchison

Bingo!!! Though I think we need more than truth. Some criminal charges will help significantly!!
commented 2018-11-20 23:23:33 -0500
We’re at war with those trying to overthrow our Christian based society and install Islam.
Eggan is attacking Christians and supporting Islamic extremists. That’s High Treason under the criminal code.
commented 2018-11-20 23:00:48 -0500
Grateful to Quiggan for compiling that indepth report and convincing the RCMP to opening up an investigation. I wonder how far it will get?
commented 2018-11-20 22:57:32 -0500
“As far as socialists aligning themselves with Islam, it’s a matter of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Ron, our ignorant Canadian provincial as well as federal politicians are well utilised by the political Islamic element now in our country. It seems to me however that Islam is getting the better deal. In the end our stupid politicians will be replaced with Islamic ones and discarded. Eggen is definitely a pill.
commented 2018-11-20 21:41:08 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 36,358 Attacks, 235,097 Killed, 314,570 Injured that we know of
commented 2018-11-20 20:50:18 -0500
Eggen is a low life rat now he is showing his true colors siding with his Islamic dirtbags,there is a special place in hell for socialists like you Eggen!!
commented 2018-11-20 20:38:03 -0500
As far as socialists aligning themselves with Islam, it’s a matter of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
commented 2018-11-20 19:56:44 -0500
I see a disturbing pattern of leftists and Islamists teaming up to destroy the Christian west. This, I believe, is more than mere coincidence but a spiritual battle we face. Therefore, we must use the weapon of truth against both forces. People need to know that neither the lunatic left or the Islamists are peaceful people.