Editor's Note: Alexandre Bissonnette, who killed six men and injured six others in a Quebec City mosque in January, 2017, pled guilty on all counts on March 28. In a letter read in court, he says he was “ashamed” of his “insane act,” that he was “neither a terrorist nor an Islamophobe,” but had been “having suicidal thoughts and ideas and an obsession with death for a long time” before the shooting. He asked for forgiveness, and expressed the hope that in pleading guilty he c
Editor's Note: Australia’s first Muslim female MP, Anne Aly, plays the racism and victimhood card and says it is “Islamophobic” and “racist” to refer to Islamic history and religious texts that sanction violence, writes Christine Douglass-Williams. Australians shouldn’t be surprised if Aly introduces a Down Under version of Motion M-103. Last year she said that “race discrimination laws should be expanded to cover insults based on religion as well.” "The first Muslim woman el
Editor's Note: Judith Bergman writes how Islamization is proceeding full speed ahead in Britain, with police learning about “Islamophobia” from Islamist groups. Is that where Motion M-103 and the report it engendered, which calls for a national day of action against Islamophobia, are leading us? This is how Islamization occurs and is made permanent: Other schools will think carefully of the risks before they even attempt to "limit the Islamization process". It is virtually i
Editor's Note: A school principal in Malmo, Sweden, ordered employees at her school not to speak to journalists about the sexual harassment and abuse perpetrated by Muslim students. Under pressure, she later backed down. But wouldn’t government action on “Islamophobia,” as proposed by Motion M-103, promote exactly that sort of muzzling of free speech. Maria Berben Lidén initially defended her gag order, but then backed down when told that it was illegal. But it is clear why
Editor's Note: Leslie Shaw reports that 100 French intellectuals of diverse political views denounced Islamist totalitarianism in the newspaper Le Figaro on March 19, 2018. Are they Islamophobic? Would Canadian intellectuals be able to do such a thing were their government to implement a whole-of-government approach to countering “Islamophobia” as mandated by Motion M-103? Supporters of French President Macron celebrate his victory A group of 100 diverse French intellectuals
Editor's Note: Tom Quiggin describes how charges of “hate crime” are used to silence critics of Islam in Ontario, while true hate speech coming from mosques is ignored. Imagine what a law against “Islamophobia” arising from Motion M-103 would do to free speech. Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi pictured with alleged Hezbollah Mullah Ali Sbeiti. The use of criminal laws to silence dissent is increasing in Canada.
This is especially true if you criticize the Government of
Editor's Note: Virginia Hale writes that while violent crime is rising rapidly in the UK, vast amounts of money are being spent to get people to report “hate crimes.” Presumably we can expect to see a similar waste of money in Canada when the recommendations of the Heritage Committee’s report for Motion M-103 are implemented. Crime figures released this week revealed that fatal stabbings in England and Wales are at the highest level since 2010-2011, while rapes at knifepoint
The Heritage Committee has come out with its report on Motion M-103. Its recommendations have been formulated on the basis of cherry-picked witness testimony that ignored expert advice to shun the use of the term "Islamophobia". Rather than this, the Committee called for the creation of a "National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Islamophobia" that stands to memorialize the false M-103 narrative that accuses Canadians of hatred and bigotry.
C3RF Co-Chair, Major (Ret'd
Editor's Note: The National Council of Canadian Muslims asked the government of Canada to declare January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia. The NCCM claims that the only reason for the shootings in a Quebec City mosque on that day in 2017 was because the victims were Muslim. However, as Tom Quiggin writes, the real reasons are far more complex. He places the deadly January 2017 attack in the context of that mosque's Muslim Brotherhood connections and othe
Editor's Note: In this article, Barbara Kay examines the genesis of Motion M-103 and explores the fact that the statistics of the Report it mandated the Heritage Committee to produce do not bear out the existence of a pervasive climate of hate and fear, as alleged by the Motion. So why does the Heritage Comittee's Report have a recommendation (Recommendation 30) for a National Day of Action Against Islamophobia? Kay thinks it is to make any criticism of the Islamic faith, how