Ah, Canada, we thought you were on our side. Alas, we are confused now as the Canadian Parliament has passed a motion to condemn “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination” (see Canadian MP Proposes Simple Vetting Questions. Gets Accused of ‘ISLAMOPHOBIA!’ and JUSTICE: Muslim Student Charged for Faking “Islamophobic” Hate Crime). To this we say: “Eh?”
The House of Commons voted Thursday afternoon to condemn “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination” but the vote for the controversial M-103 was not unanimous.
Liberals, New Democrats, and Green Party MP Elizabeth May were in favour; most Conservative and all Bloc Quebecois MPs were opposed.
And not just by a slim majority either. Free speech, which isn’t a thing in Canada anyway, died in thunderous applause.
The vote was 201 for and 91 against.
The motion was proposed by Iqra Khalid, a first-time MP representing a Mississauga, Ont. riding. In addition to the resolution condemning Islamophobia, it asks the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to study the issue of “eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia;” and calls on the federal government collect data on hate crimes for further study.
Incidentally, Iqra Khalid was born in Pakistan. So there’s that.
In the wake of the London terrorist attack, naturally, Canada is going to focus on eliminating discrimination against Muslims instead of ensuring their protective measures against terrorism are adequate. It’s the leftist way.
At least we can be happy that Canadian citizens are against the motion.
Meanwhile a new poll released Thursday suggests that if the vote on M-103 was up to most Canadians, it would fail.
Pollster Angus Reid Institute asked 1,511 Canadians, “if you were a a Member of Parliament, how would you vote on this motion (M-103)” and found that 42 per cent would vote against it; 29 per cent would vote in favour and 29 per cent were not sure or would have abstained.
In a nutshell, here’s what you need to take away from this: in the absence of clear leadership, in the absence of reason and logic, pure emotion and fluff will take its place. For Canada, a Pakistani woman suggested the way to enlightenment was to ban “Islamophobia” in what I’m declaring as the first step toward darker things to come. Political hacks eager to pat themselves on the back and congratulate each other on how tolerant they are, passed the measure. See, when you believe that “hate speech is bad” without ever stopping to think what “hate speech” means, and who gets to define it, you get creeping government involvement in your lives. Involvement the Canadian people couldn’t even put to a vote, but who will experience the full ramifications of it if they dare say anything someone else deems “Islamophobic.”
I’d say “Democracy dies in darkness” but The Washington Post already has.
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