The Canadian Parliament is now ready to debate whether to condemn “Islamophobia” or to develop a whole-government approach to reducing or eliminating Islamophobia through force of law.
This anti-blasphemy law exclusively for Islam, which began with an online petition, has gained momentum and will go to a vote on February 16.
A Member of the Parliament from the now-governing Liberal Party, Iqra Khalid first proposed motion M-103 last month in the House of Commons that the government should “condemn all forms of Islamophobia”.
Thomas Mulcair, of the left wing New Democrat Party, read the motion into the record by asking for unanimous consent. Though the liberal MPs did not get the unanimous consent they sought, the motion passed.