Thursday, April 06, 2017
M-103 controversy in Canada
Motion 103, also known as M-103, is a motion proposed during the 42nd Canadian Parliament by Iqra Khalid, a Liberal MP representing Mississauga—Erin Mills. The motion states that the members of the House of Commons call on the Government of Canada to condemn Islamophobia in Canada and "all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination"... The motion passed by a vote of 201–91 on March 23, 2017.
The motion has no legal force but a lot of people are fearful that it could be given legal teeth. They are particularly concerned about the loose way in which "Islamophobia" is used. Any criticism of Islam is routinely called "Islamophobia" by the Left. So is the motion blocking off free speech about Islam? It certainly could easily be seen that way.
There have been disturbances over the matter in Canadian streets because a lot of people feel that Islam is highly criticizable -- while the Left do their usual defence of Islam. Muslims can do just about everything without criticism according to the Left.