On October 26, Canada's parliament unanimously passed an anti-Islamophobia motion, which was the result of a petition initiated by Samer Majzoub..
Canadian parliament moves towards anti-Islamophobia law characterizing it as a "hate crime"
- Iqra Khalid, a Member of Parliament (MP) from the governing Liberals, tabled Motion M-103 in the House of Commons. The motion demands that Islamophobia be treated as a crime without even bothering to define the offense.
Then last month, Liberal MP Khalid introduced another more comprehensive motion that "the government should recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear... condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of House of Commons' petition e-411 and the issues raised by it...and request that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a study."
Khalid recommends that Islamophobia - whatever that is - be treated as a hate crime by the federal government and that it "collect data to contextualize hate crime reports and to conduct needs assessments for impacted communities."(Excerpt) Read more at: dailycaller.com ...
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