Liberal MPs are backing an anti-Islamophobia motion, Motion 103, which, according to the CBC, recognizes the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear.
So, clearly, our government wants to quell the hatred and fear of Islam. But why would our government want to quell the hatred and fear of something that, in many ways, deserves hatred and fear?
I’d argue it’s justified to hate and fear Islam.
Are you listening, Liberals? Islamophobia IS justified.
There’s a difference between hating or fearing Muslims (people who believe and interpret religious texts) and Islam itself (the religious texts).
Obviously, not every single Muslim follows the texts to their fullest extent. We can also have theological conversations about the proper way to interpret religious texts.
There are pacifist groups within Islam that do interpret religious texts in a peaceful way. Ahmadi Muslims are a great example of this. They openly advocate for world peace.
To hate and fear this particular branch or domination of Islam would be silly because they are reformers of the more violent aspects of Islam.
But there are other branches and denominations of Islam, too.
WATCH as I talk about those branches and denominations of Islam that we should most certainly hate and fear, especially if they manifest in our very own countries.