Iqra Khalid to MP’s: We have to find ways to tackle Islamophobia in Canada as a whole

Liberal MP Iqra Khalid urged fellow MP’s to condemn Islamophobia in Canada.

Khalid sponsored M-103 which was passed in the House of Commons last year, the topic has been a controversial debate since it started.

Iqra Khalid told the House of Commons heritage committee that Members of Parliament need to help as a whole to tackle Islamophobia.

“It uses the example of Islamophobia to make a larger point about the problem of all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination — that we have to find ways to tackle that broad problem in Canada as a whole,” she said.

Khalid didn’t define Islamophobia, the controversial topic doesn’t have a clear meaning, protests and angry Canadians voiced their opinions on social media and argued the law would take away any free speech they had left.

M-103 states that the members of the House of Commons call on the Government of Canada to condemn Islamophobia in Canada and “all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.”

Khalid said on Twitter she was honoured to testify on the study of M-103 from the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and is looking for recommendations.

Only time will tell how M-103 will turn out, will it cost Canadians their freedom of speech?

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6 Comments

  1. Will we (all Canadians) allow one minority religion claiming to represent all minorities to steer our Parliament to propagate Islamophobia?
    Have we listened to all the majority of (Canadians) what their inputs are on this.
    This is just a small outspoken group of Parliamentarians that is trying to steer all of our Parliament for their own benefits only.
    Do they really represent all minorities.
    Are we going to allow this small group to alter our Right of speech.
    Wake up Canada. We should put this to a Vote by all Canadians of every Province and Territories of Canada.

    1. yes I totally none of the politicians are working for the people, a very sad situation, we all know our pm isn’t for canada

  2. LETS HOPE NOT WE DON’T NEED OUR LAWS CHANGE WE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM BEFORE SHE BECAME MP SO LEAVE OUR FREE SPEECH
    ALONE THATS WHAT MAKES CANADA A FREE COUNTRY AND ONE OF THE BEST COUNTRIES !!

  3. The way to keep Canada tolerant is to encourage the white rural-minded Christian (inc some Atheists & Jews) community to leave. There are two Canadas: (i) a tolerant multicultural and increasingly non-white Canada of different faiths and (ii) an increasingly scared intolerant conspiratorial white Conservative Canada that is obsessed with the dangers of other races and religions (niqab, turbans, BLM etc.). They use the ‘free speech’ rouse to spread their hatred and lies.
    These people are in much of the US, Australia and their ‘home’ Europe. How about they return to Europe and let the rest of us live in peace?

    1. How about you go home instead and let us live in peace. And take with you the Liberal traitors who let you in in the first place. Your nerve is positively breathtaking,

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