Saturday, March 25, 2017

Canadian Parliament Passes Anti-Islamophobia Motion

THE INDEPENDENT: The motion calls on the government to 'quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear'

The Canadian parliament has passed a landmark anti-Islamophobia and religious discrimination motion that calls on politicians to condemn anti-Islamic behaviour and rhetoric.

The vote follows months of fierce debate in Canada, including protests from both the motion’s supporters and detractors.

Opponents argued the private members’ motion, which calls on the government to “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination”, will limit free speech in the country and single out Islam for special treatment. Read on and comment » | Harry Cockburn | Friday, March 24, 2017