A group of moderate Muslims on Thursday warned Canadians not to be fooled by Islamist Tariq Ramadan, telling reporters in Montreal that his charisma masks a dark vision of tyranny over Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Speakers including Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress; Salim Mansur, a professor at the University of Western Ontario and newspaper columnist; and Danish Parliament member Naser Khader. Rather than the moderate he professes to be, the group agreed Ramadan (who will speak Friday night in Montreal), represents the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and its efforts to undermine the fabric of liberal democracy in the West.

At the press conference sponsored by Point de Bascule (an organization working to educate residents of Quebec about the danger posed by Islamism), speakers said Ramadan was behaving deceptively - talking about peace and interfaith dialogue on one hand, while acting like an apologist for terror and raising money for Islamist organizations on the other.

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