The radical Imam is known on his views about the stoning and the whipping of those who do not follow sharia law, self proclaiming himself anti-democracy and having unacceptable views regarding women and homosexuals.
Hamza Chaoui connections to radical Islamists:
- Was a preacher at the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu mosque that was attended by Martin Couture-Rouleau, the Quebec Muslim convert who killed Canadian Armed Forces Member Patrice Vincent.
- Was the leader of a Muslim association at Laval University where one of the association's member, Chiheb Esseghaier, is awaiting trial on charges in relation to a plot to derail a Via Rail train somewhere between Toronto and New York.
''I am against all forms of radicalism'' -Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre