Monday, October 16, 2017

What Toronto Sun Columnist Farzana Hassan Plans to Tell the M-103 Committee

For one thing, she's going to set it straight re the non-similarity between Islamophobia and Jew-hate:
I consider equating Islamophobia with anti-Semitism highly flawed. In committee, I will argue that the two are fundamentally different, are used in very different contexts and would also have completely different ramifications in the context of M-103. 
[MP Iqra] Khalid [who is sponsoring M-103] has used the condemnation of anti-Semitism as a pretext to push for a similar response to what she considers Islamophobia. 
I would go so far as to label the demand for a motion like M-103 an unpatriotic act; it casts a harsh judgment on Canada’s existing laws and downplays its generous policies toward immigrants and refugees.
I give Hassan full props for daring to speak truth to this parliamentary committee, especially in light of the exceptionally frosty reception it accorded her colleague Tarek Fatah.


Unknown said...

This bill had a predecessor in the form of a motion, which failed the first time presented, then passed unanimously 22 days later. Obviously in the middle of the night when there was no opposition. I have written letters to MP's, Senators & joe blow & my friends at the Cdn Legion and I greatly fear it will go ahead because of Justin T.

Unknown said...

Yes I think Hassan has the right approach. Let's hope so for the sake of Canada's free speech future.