Title

The Hate That Canada's Islamophobia Motion Stirred Up Shows Exactly Why We Need It

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

4-4-2017

Abstract

Those who doubt the existence of Islamophobia in Canada after the Quebec mosque killings and subsequent hate incidents need only look at the “moral panic” ignited by the motion condemning Islamophobia recently passed in parliament.

Introduced by Liberal Member of Parliament, Iqra Khalid, the motion (M-103), which asked the government to condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systematic racism and religious discrimination, passed 201 to 91 on 23 March.

Non-binding and symbolic, the motion will not trigger the creation of new laws or change laws already on the books.

Publication Title

Middle East Eye