Have you heard the one about a comedian who took some jabs at God only to find himself investigated by police for blasphemy? There’s no punchline here, because it actually did happen but not in a hard-line Islamic republic.
Recently, Irish police launched an investigation of comedian Stephen Fry after an interview he did aired on t.v. in which he described God as “capricious, mean-minded, stupid,” and “an utter maniac.”
Watch as I share the story with you including the happy ending for Fry that saw police close the case without charging him, but also take a moment to make a point about why this incident stands as a cautionary tale for Canada’s recently passed M-103.
The motion purportedly condemns all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination—but especially Islamophobia.
Those against M-103, myself included, argue this motion may lead to a bill that could lead to a law banning Islamophobia, a term still not clearly defined.
Add to this, the changing demographics of Canada, and I get a nervous feeling in my gut.