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January 31, 2018

Editor's Note: The appallingly anti-Semitic postings of the group "Muslims in Calgary" and a Vancouver mosque, reported by B'nai Brith, might explain the concerns about Islam by Canadian citizens. The government is not inclined to address hatred promoted by Muslim grou...

January 29, 2018

Editor's Note: As reported by Kady O’Malley, there’s very little information about what the Heritage Committee’s report on Motion M-103, anticipated to be released very soon, will say. Motion M-103, passed by the House of Commons in March, 2017, tasked the Heritage Com...

January 28, 2018

Editor's Note: Robert Spencer highlights the UK government’s fear of free speech in this article on the Home Office’s rejection of a petition calling for a Free Speech Act.

Hate speech” laws are a tool of the powerful to silence dissenters. The person or group empowere...

January 28, 2018

Editor's Note: Spencer Fernando reports on a recent poll showing that 49% of Canadians oppose and only  17% support a “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.” The Trudeau government did not listen to the views of Canadians on Motion M-103, will it list...

January 27, 2018

Editor's Note: A 71-year-old Swedish man is prosecuted for hate speech for criticizing Islam. Is Sweden a cautionary tale of what Motion M-103 could lead to in Canada?

Because of Muslim migrants, Sweden has a skyrocketing crime rate, and some heavily Muslim areas are pr...

January 26, 2018

Editor's Note: As we await the Heritage Committee’s report regarding Motion M-103, Toronto Councillor Neethan Shan wants that city to designate January 29th (the day of the mosque shootings in Quebec City in 2017) as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia. As...

January 25, 2018

Editor's Note: Judith Bergman describes how the social media are mandated to be the new thought police in Germany, where those who make offensive comments on social media can even be charged with hate speech. Is Canada’s Motion M-103 a step in that direction?

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January 25, 2018

Editor's Note: Candice Malcolm highlights the ‘moral panic’ that criticism of Islam can generate in Canada, with Prime Minister Trudeau accusing Conservative leader Andrew Scheer of “Islamophobia” for criticizing Trudeau’s lenient treatment of returning ISIS fighters....

January 24, 2018

Editor's Note: Sources say that Islamophobia won’t be a central focus of the Heritage Committee’s report on Motion M-103, expected shortly after Parliament resumes on January 29th. But why not avoid the term altogether?

A source said that while the report does mention t...

January 22, 2018

Editor's Note: In 2017, the Canadian Parliament passed a motion, Motion M-103, condemning “Islamophobia.” Yet, as Diane Bederman points out, “Islamophobia” can be defined so broadly that a law arising from Motion M-103  could preclude any reasonable discussion of Islam...

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