Quebec Liberal MNA’s ad removed from website that extols violence against women

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BORDEAUX, France — Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says a Liberal member of the legislature should not have advertised on an Islamic community centre website that includes texts extolling violence against women.

A picture of Marc Tanguay and the address of his riding office appeared on the website of the FATH community centre.

While in France today on an economic mission, Couillard called for the ad to be withdrawn, saying public funds should not have been used.

Tanguay later complied.

The Montreal-area Muslim community centre describes itself as a non-profit association whose services include the teaching of the Qur’an and language courses for children and adults.

Its virtual library includes books which openly encourages violence against them.

One book says if a wife does not say her prayers or refuses to obey her husband’s orders, he should take her to task…and even “go as far as to strike the woman, although it should not be painful.”

On Tuesday, Tanguay refused to remove the ad and said in a statement he advertises with other organizations in his riding.

He also said the community centre did not commit any illegal acts.

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