The House of Commons passed an “anti Islamaphobia” motion.
Not quite a law, but it could lead to some actual legislation.
So, a statement against what some think is bigotry against Islam. Or a statement designed to quiet any criticism of Islam. I’m not convinced.
Now, people would like to discuss it. Seems reasonable. A little late maybe.
A conference entitled “M-103: Islamophobia Cure or Shariah Trap?” will take place in Toronto this Sunday. The event is organized by a group called Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms (C3RF). Speakers include Dr. Bill Warner, Leo Adler, Deborah Weiss, Anthony Furey, Raheel Raza, Yusif Celik, Anni Cyrus and others. But “organizers are not publicly revealing its location.
Anti-fascist activists, known as Antifa, have already threatened to disrupt the event and intimidate participants.”
[Emphasis in the form of huge text mine. – Dave]
Not being Canadian, I don’t know. Maybe all the anti-anti Islamophobia people are really just mean spirited foreigner-hating Canadians.
According to David Nitkin, a spokesman for and cosponsor of the conference:
Antifa has used voice mail messages and emails to threaten to go to locations where the conference is being held and “smash” the venues, in order to prevent the conference from proceeding.
The one thing which obviously worse than hate, or anti-Islamic views, or even just bigotry...is violence?
Choose your friends wisely. I tend to think that people wanting to hold a conference on a matter of public debate are far better people than those who threaten to smash things.
mileage kilometerage may vary.