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Ontario-based relief group linked to Hamas heads to court to get off Canada's terrorist list
by Stewart Bell
A Muslim relief group allegedly linked to Hamas has launched a legal challenge in Federal Court in an attempt to be taken off the Canadian government's list of "terrorist entities."
The International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy Canada has asked to be removed from the terrorist list and also wants the entire listing process struck down as unconstitutional.
This is the second time the Mississauga, Ont.-based group has gone to court in the hope of being de-listed. It last tried in 2014 but the case was discontinued the following year.
Fifty-three factions — including al-Qaida, ISIL and Hezbollah — are currently on Canada's list of designated terrorist groups, which effectively makes them illegal organizations.
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