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Monday, February 13, 2017

Stop the speech restrictive "anti-blasphemy" Motion M-103!

Stop the speech restrictive "anti-blasphemy" Motion M-103! LINK

YOUR URGENT HELP IS NEEDED! Motion M-103 is currently being considered by Parliament and is scheduled for a vote on Thursday, February 16th.
The motion will encourage legislation that would criminalize speech deemed "islamophobic" and lay the groundwork for imposing what is essentially a Sharia anti-blasphemy law on all of Canada.
If that happens, criticism of Islam would constitute a speech crime in Canada.
This motion uses the term "islamophobia" without defining it, and without substantiating that there is in fact any such widespread problem in Canada.
This will lead to ideologically-driven overreach and enforcement against alternative points of view—including mature, reasoned criticisms of Islam.
If this motion passes and legislation is enacted:
  • Criticism of the treatment of women in Islamic-majority Middle Eastern countries could be criminalized;
  • It could be a punishable offense to speak out against the Mustlim Brotherhood, or to denounce radical Imams who want to enact Sharia law in Canada;
  • Criticism or depiction of Muhammad could be punishable by law;
  • Schools that teach the history of Islam's violent conquests could be fined—or worse.
That kind of content-based, viewpoint-discriminatory censorship is unacceptable in a Western liberal democracy.
Furthermore, Motion M-103 addresses a particular religion to the government's special consideration, while ignoring hostility toward other religions, such as Christianity or Judaism.
Although the Motion is titled “Systemic racism and religious discrimination,” it never once mentions anti-semitism, or discrimination against Christians and other religious groups. That's ironic, since data shows that the majority of Canada's hate crimes are anti-semitic, not anti-Islamic!
Passing this resolution would demonstrate a clear and impermissible governmental preference for Islam over other faiths.
So far, all parties have indicated unanimous support for the bill. We face an uphill battle, but it's imperative that our government understands that we oppose this motion.
Sign the petition immediately to send a message to MPs and party leaders, asking them to drop support for M-103!
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M-103 is an affront to free speech
To Members of Parliament Iqra Khalid, Ron McKinnon, and Raj Grewal,
(cc: The Honourable Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose and New Democratic Party Leader Tom Mulcair)
I am writing you to express my deep misgivings and opposition to Motion M-103, titled "Systemic racism and religious discrimination."
This motion will encourage legislation that would criminalize speech deemed "islamophobic" and lay the groundwork for imposing what is essentially a Sharia anti-blasphemy law on all of Canada.
This motion uses the term "islamophobia" without defining it, and without substantiating that there is in fact any such widespread problem in Canada.
This will lead to ideologically-driven overreach and enforcement against alternative points of view—including mature, reasoned criticisms of Islam.
That kind of content-based, viewpoint-discriminatory censorship is unacceptable in a Western liberal democracy.
Furthermore, Motion M-103 addresses a particular religion to the government's special consideration, while ignoring hostility toward other faiths, such as Christianity or Judaism.
Passing this resolution would demonstrate a clear and impermissible governmental preference for Islam over other faiths.
For all these reasons, I strongly urge that you retract and oppose Motion M-103.
Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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