Editor’s Note: In this article, John Thomson explains in an entertaining way why it is that Parliament felt compelled to pass Motion M-103 in the face of rampant Islamophobia in Canada. Muslim Brotherhood Flag Islamophobia is the scourge of our time, and one never knows when or where the next outbreak of this dreaded social pathology will erupt. It could be happening in your own city. My own town of Toronto is not free of this dark taint.
For instance, in March 2016, Ayan
Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid is congratulated by colleagues as she makes an announcement about an anti-Islamophobia motion on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The House of Commons Heritage Committee hearings have already begun on M103.
The controversial motion introduced by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid has had a somewhat interesting trajectory.
When first introducing the motion, Khalid mentioned that she was pushed in school and that some fellow st
What you would never know, from all this hand-wringing about "Islamophobia," is that only a few weeks before the conference, the country's media had reported on a popular imam in Biel who, in his sermons, "asked Allah to destroy the enemies of Islam -- Jews, Christians, Hindus, Russians, and Shiites." The imam in question, Abu Ramadan, preached that Muslims who befriended infidels were "cursed until the Day of Judgment" -- which, of course, is not radical at all, but is strai
Convivum editor in chief, Father Raymond J. de Souza shares his testimony to The House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage on M-103. OTTAWA – Islamophobia is certainly a bad thing. There are no good phobias, are there?
In March, the House of Commons passed M-103, known as the “Islamophobia” motion, which called for the government to “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.”
Controversy erupted over the ambiguity of the ter
The spirit of Motion M-103 is alive as Minister Mélanie Joly considers removing Christine Douglass-Williams from the Board of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for having written for the website Jihad Watch. Sign this petition to let Minister Joly know that our right to free speech must not be quelled! Click here to view the full letter to be sent to Minister Joly on Change.org, and then add your signature today.
Editor’s Note: While this article does not specifically deal with Motion M-103, it illustrates the controversy surrounding the accommodation of Muslim demands on Canadian society – the criticism of which many believe Motion M-103 is intended to silence. Many Canadians oppose the use of the term “Islamophobia” used in M-103 precisely because it conflates legitimate criticism of Islam or opposition to special accommodation for Muslims with anti-Muslim bigotry. Freedom of spee
While the committee is supposed to be gathering recommendations for how to combat racism, members spent much of the time trying to explain M-103. Liberal MP Iqra Khalid makes an announcement about an anti-Islamophobia motion on Parliament Hill on Feb. 15, 2017. The Liberals’ anti-Islamophobia motion, M-103, could lead to thought control, oppression, disharmony and the criminalization of non-Muslims, the House of Commons heritage committee heard Wednesday, during some of the m
Leading up to my testimony at the House of Commons Heritage Committee last week, I had expected MPs to have some degree of interest in what a Muslim had to say about M-103 and the loaded word “Islamophobia”.
Instead, I felt a tangible hostility from the phalanx of Liberal MPs, as well as the chair, MP Hedy Fry.
Their body language, and refusal to address anything I had said as a witness made it evident to me this was not a “hearing”, but an exercise to rubber stamp a pre-
Leftist elites in Canada have launched a campaign to normalize Sharia law – the illiberal and often barbaric set of laws enforced in Islamic dictatorships.
In Ottawa, the Trudeau government is in the middle of what feels like a show-trial designed to make “Islamophobia” illegal – a term the government itself has failed to define.
After the controversial M-103 was passed in Parliament, leftist media and the Trudeau government insisted that the critics were wrong, that it’s