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

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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.

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Middle East Eye