Hearings for Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s “anti-Islamophobia” motion M-103 have begun and after only a few days of testimony, things are already getting downright disturbing.
Liberal MP Heddy Fry who lied about cross burnings in Prince George, British Columbia, heads the committee, which in some ways makes her the perfect choice.
After all, she’s an expert when it comes to alerting Canadians to problems of intolerance that don’t exist and now she’s chairing a committee for a problem of intolerance that doesn’t exist.
We still don’t have a definition for “Islamophobia”, a term coined in the ’90’s by the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization as a way to advance Sharia law.
Far from being merely a feel-good, toothless motion condemning discrimination, M-103 lays a foundation that may lead to censorship laws curtailing freedom of speech based on the hurt feelings of one particular group.
The most disturbing testimony came from Michel Juneau-Katsuya, a former CSIS and RCMP officer who said this about Quebec media:
“Multiple times Quebec hosts have been guilty, if I may use that word of racism, bigotry, etc., what are we waiting to pull a license away from those guys?”
He then went on to criticize what’s known as “trash radio”, the descriptor given to Quebec radio stations that swing right of centre.
Even The Rebel got a mention as a site that another former law enforcement officer suggested was “amplifying the voices of the extreme right”.
Like so-called “trash radio” stations, we might need to be shut down in the name of “keeping the peace.” We wouldn’t want to incite a peace-loving group that is prone to violence if their sensibilities are offended.
It’s hard not to see how the stars are aligning.
A committee headed up by a progressive who sees imaginary racism is listening to testimony from ex-law enforcement advocating that media outlets that go “too far” in their criticism of Islam should perhaps be consigned to the slaughterhouse of political correctness.
What could possibly go wrong for the future of free speech in Canada?