With a vote on the anti-Islamophobia motion in Parliament days away, Muslim groups are now pushing for more measures to combat anti-Muslim sentiments in the wake of the Quebec City mosque shooting that claimed six lives.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (formerly CAIR Canada) and AMAL-Quebec have sent a letter to lawmakers asking not only for the adoption of M-103, but also for a mandatory high school course to tell students about systemic violence.
We don’t yet know what any prospective program would look like, but one representative said it was to “give our youth methods of uniting Canada.”
But the AMAL-Quebec spokesperson had a much bolder claim:
“Canadians are not racist—our systems are.”
For groups that claim they want to foster good relationships between the Muslim community and Canadian institutions, a course like this would only vilify and demonize police, government, and others.
Remember that anytime people speak up about terrorism, such discussions are often labeled by activists as “Islamophobia.” This is the problem with using that term as a measure for what government needs to avoid.
These Muslim groups are politicizing a tragedy to silence debate and discussion.
It is undeniable that M-103’s impact will be a lessening of free speech, which is why we’ve sounded the alarm regarding our freedom to offend, as Canadians. Sign the petition against this Parliamentary motion at FreedomToOffend.com