Canada’s M103 - How are “islamophobia” and “hate crimes” defined

 
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11 December 2018 08:08
 

Canadian parliamentary motion M-103 calls for an end to “Islamophobia” and “hate crimes”. (No mention of anti-semitism, fwiw.)

The definitions of these two ideas seems crucial. Does the parliament define them anywhere? Are they in the human rights area?

It strikes me that this is a first small step towards normalizing the idea that blasphemy laws would be a good idea. argh!

m-103  (provided a different link to the text)

And yes, yes, I understand it’s “only” a motion. Doesn’t matter, it’s a step towards normalization of bad ideas.

[ Edited: 11 December 2018 13:45 by icehorse]
 
 
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11 December 2018 13:30
 

Link is broken.

Isn’t this the same motion you brought up like a year ago?  As I recall it was a non-binding “sentiment of the caucus” kind of thing.  Is there something new here?

 
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mapadofu - 11 December 2018 01:30 PM

Link is broken.

Isn’t this the same motion you brought up like a year ago?  As I recall it was a non-binding “sentiment of the caucus” kind of thing.  Is there something new here?

Just a different, more focused take. Specifically, I see the strategy of “normalization” more clearly now, and I think that asking for definitions is also a more focused, effective angle.

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11 December 2018 14:48
 

Here’s an interview with the motion’s sponsor Iqra Khalid https://youtu.be/GmnaM1X_v1Q

The actual interview starts at 12:00 and includes discussion of the use of the term Islamophobia in her motion.