The Canadian Parliament is about to pass a proposed bill known as M103, which will effectively implement UN Resolution 16/18 at the national level in Canada. All forms of “hatred” and discrimination against religious beliefs — with “Islamophobia” being the only specific form mentioned — will be prohibited under the new bill.
As has often been discussed here, with particular reference to the OSCE, the term “Islamophobia” has never been officially defined by any of the supra-national organizations that call for its prohibition. When a term that is undefined as a matter of law is used to describe behavior that is being criminalized, it gives political and judicial authorities a free hand in targeting political dissidents, who can then be prosecuted at the whim of the state. “Islamophobia” becomes whatever any particular prosecutor or judge says it is — and, if prosecutors and judges heed Muslim complaints, anyone who criticizes Islamic doctrines will be charged with the new crime.
This is the future that awaits the citizens of Modern Multicultural Canada.
A new group called Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms has been launched to oppose M103. Its leaders held a press conference yesterday on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Although their event was on the official calendar, and they were clearly expected in the press room, the office in charge of such events “forgot” to notify the press, and no reporters were present.
The group decided to proceed with their press conference anyway, and made their statements at the microphone in front of the camera. Below is a video of their statements (in both English and French). Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video: