Surprised? Really? Discover The Networks reports that “the Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada, or MSA (also known as MSA National), was established mainly by members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in January 1963 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Nyack College theologian Larry A. Poston writes that ‘many of the founding members of this agency [MSA] were members of, or had connections to,’ the Muslim Brotherhood or Jamaat-i-Islami….MSA speakers routinely spew anti-Semitic libels and justify the genocide against the Jews which is promoted by Islamic terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah and by the government of Iran.”
The Muslim Brotherhood, according to a captured internal document that names the MSA as one of its arms in the U.S., is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.”
“Canadian terrorists tied to Muslim Students Association,” by Brian Daly, QMI Agency, February 6, 2015:
MONTREAL – Eleven of Canada’s highest-profile jihadi terrorists, terror suspects and alleged extremists have ties to the Muslim Students Association, a security conference has heard.
The data was presented on Thursday evening by the Canadian Military Intelligence Association in Ottawa, where three men were charged Tuesday with terrorism-related offences.
Suspect Awso Peshdary, 25, was an invited speaker of the Muslim Students Association at Ottawa’s Algonquin College last year. He’s accused of financing efforts to send recruits from Canada to Syria to join the Islamic State.
A second man, Khadar Khalib, 23, was a member of the same MSA and the third suspect, John Maguire, 24, attended MSA events at the University of Ottawa. The latter two are believed to be in Syria.
The 11 named at the security conference range from people, like Maguire, who reportedly attended a few MSA events, to top executives like former MSA leader Salman Ashrafi of Calgary.
He blew himself up in November 2013 in a double suicide bombing at an Iraqi military base, reportedly killing 46 people on behalf of ISIS.
Former friends in Lethbridge, Alberta say Ashrafi was very involved in the MSA.
The Muslim Students Association has operated on Canadian campuses since its inception the early 1960s when Canada’s Muslim population numbered just a few thousand.
The number of MSA clubs is estimated at several hundred across North America, providing prayer space and social events as well as speeches by imams and other Islamic presenters.
Some MSA members had more sinister plans, however, including al-Qaida financier Ahmed Said Khadr, the now-deceased head of Canada’s first family of terror and father of convicted killer Omar Khadr.
In her 2008 book entitled Guantanamo’s Child, journalist Michelle Shephard said the father was radicalized at the University of Ottawa’s MSA in the 1970s….