Canadian Islamophobia motion passes by 2-1 margin

Canadian Islamophobia motion passes by 2-1 margin, by The Canadian Press. Previous coverage here and here.

The House of Commons has passed a Liberal backbencher’s motion calling on federal politicians to condemn Islamophobia.

The motion, known as M-103, became a matter of acrimonious debate, with opponents painting it as a slippery slope towards limiting freedom of speech and even bringing in Sharia law. …

The motion called on the Commons to condemn Islamophobia and “all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.” It asked that a Commons committee study how the government can eliminate the problem and collect data on hate crimes.

Last month, the Conservatives proposed their own alternative motion, which was virtually identical except it dropped the word Islamophobia. The Liberals defeated it, contending that it was aimed at watering down Khalid’s motion. …

The blatant lies told by the lefties and Muslims:

“M-103 does not give one religion or community special privilege over another,” [Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, who sponsored the motion] told the House. “M-103 will not restrict free speech.”

SUBMISSION: Canada Passes Anti-Islamophobia Bill, by Hankk Berrien.

Note that “Islamophobia is not defined in the bill …

An Angus Reid poll showed 42 percent of Canadians would vote against the bill; 29 percent would vote for it. …

Conservative Pierre Lemieux … added his concern about the bill: “Do you have a valid concern about Islam? Do you disagree with Sharia Law? Uneasy about radical Islamic terrorism? The Liberals may very well classify you as Islamophobic.” …

Conservative Brad Trost said he would not vote for the bill because it “will only serve to strengthen extremist elements within the Muslim community itself that seek to preserve and promote their own form of hate and intolerance.”

As columnist Lorne Gunter wrote in the Edmonton Sun: “While purporting to oppose all forms of religious discrimination, the only form specifically mentioned is Islamophobia. And no definition of Islamophobia is given, leaving the door wide open to the broadest possible interpretations – including public statements condemning radical Islamic terrorism and even academic papers questioning whether Islam truly is a religion of peace.”

A sad day in Canada.

hat-tip byrmol, Scott of the Pacific