On behalf of the 105,000 members of the Institute for Canadian Values and like-minded citizens, we oppose the Liberal Motion 103. As the western world moves away from nonsensical political correctness, Canada is digging in on the issue of Islamic terror.
Recent elections in the UK and America show that people are tired of ignoring the elephant in the room, the fact that radical Islam is the greatest threat to peace. Of course no reasonable person believes that all Muslims are a threat, but no reasonable person would state that Islamic terror has nothing to do with Islam. Also Canada already has hate speech laws protecting everyone, including Muslims.
President of the ICV Dr. Charles McVety states “Motion 103, along with it coinciding Petition E-411 are nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to quell criticism of Islam. These documents were introduced together and are one-sided as they only mention one faith, Islam. Not only is the motion unfair, it is also factually wrong as they state, “an infinitesimally small number of extremist individuals” do not reflect Islam. Al Jazeera conducted an Arabic poll and the result was “overwhelming support for the Islamic State terrorist group, with 81% voting ‘YES’ on whether they approved of ISIS’s conquests in the region.”
McVety goes on to say, “This motion repeatedly calls for actions to stop Islamophobia without a limited definition of the term. If you look at the Oxford dictionary you find the definition to be “dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force.” Will the new law be that if you dislike Islam, Sharia law or its political force then you can face a hate-crime charge under section 319 of the criminal code with up to a 2-year prison term? God help us. Almost all Middle East Muslim countries have similar anti-blashpemy laws with penalties ranging from prison to death. Now Trudeau wants to implement similar laws in Canada.