Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This Post Is Super-Islamophobic

As was stated in Iqra Khalid's motion, data will be collected from Canadians in order to "contextualize" whatever it means to be Islamophobic (that concept was not defined in the motion):

...request that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a study on how the government could (i) develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada, while ensuring a community-centered focus with a holistic response through evidence-based policy-making, (ii) collect data to contextualize hate crime reports and to conduct needs assessments for impacted communities, and that the Committee should present its findings and recommendations to the House no later than 240 calendar days from the adoption of this motion, provided that in its report, the Committee should make recommendations that the government may use to better reflect the enshrined rights and freedoms in the Constitution Acts, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

This means that the government and branches thereof can use the means at their disposal to comb through various media and interactions (letters, online posts, conversations) and create a database of anything that was ever said or put into writing.

This process will begin next month:

All eyes will be on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as it hears from dozens of witnesses to study the ill-defined phenomenon of Islamophobia, along with other forms of discrimination and racism.

Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s M-103 passed in the House of Commons by a vote of 201-91 on March 23 after weeks of controversy surrounding the wording of the motion. Now the committee will pick up where the motion leaves off.

While the motion supposedly denounces all discrimination, Islamophobia was the only one that received a specific mention. Khalid has stated her motion was partially inspired by E-411, an online petition exclusively focused on Islam.

(Sidebar: there is no mention, subtle or otherwise, of any religion other than Islam in Khalid's motion.)

A number of mainstream pundits argued during the controversy that the motion was nothing more than a gesture and would never amount to anything.

However now that the issue is headed to committee, it will result in a report that will provide recommendations that may inspire legislation.

Multiple sources confirmed to the Sun that lists of suggested witnesses have already been put forward.

Typically, Liberal, Conservative and NDP members of a committee each put forward their own party list of witnesses and then together they narrow it down to a smaller, mutually agreed upon list.

The witnesses invited to testify for this study will largely determine the scope and tone of the committee meetings. Will they give equal time to representatives of all religions, as well as the non-religious? Will those speaking about Muslim issues be liberal Muslims or more orthodox, pro-sharia voices?

Meanwhile, a petition on the government’s official e-petition website that was created to voice opposition to sharia law gaining a foothold in Canada has reached 42,000 signatures.

The petition that inspired Khalid’s motion reached 70,000 before it was closed for signatures.

These signatures will be used against whoever signed the petition.

Iqra Khalid justified her invasion into citizens' privacy here:

I’m a big believer in an evidence-based policy making. I think that this motion is an opportunity to collect, to really understand how we can continue to build bridges amongst Canadians and how to use our diversity as our strength.

Repetitive platitudes aside, Khalid even admitted that she did not have evidence to suggest that Muslims overwhelmingly are victims of hate crimes in Canada (or how Islam is a race but whatever) but - if given an extra wide berth - anything can be considered Islamophobic.

That means that if one were to point out that only emotionally retarded, inbred, Jew-hating blood lust freaks mow down people, cut off heads or blow up churches where indigenous Christians have mustered up the courage to pray, well, that's evidence of Islamophobia.

Because who wouldn't get angry and question a seventh century ideology that permits this and cultivates a hatred of Coptic Christians and resents their being in Egypt?

Who would suggest that a revision or reformation might be in order (if possible)?

Is Iqra Khalid happy with her religion as it is?

She is happy that Christians are forced from celebrating one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar?

When was the last time Muslims were forced from their mosques in Canada?

Oh, wait - they aren't. They still go to mosques that preach Jew-hatred.

Because that kind of hatred is acceptable, isn't it?

Is it also Islamophobic to suggest that when the novelty wears off (as it has with Maryam Monsef), that Iqra Khalid will just be another token brown face who has served her purpose in the Liberal Party?


Well, Iqra Khalid, if you or an unpaid intern is reading this, try to have some perspective when the above happens (and it will). You did your level fascist best, Iqra. Remember these invasive actions based on butthurt and the need to crush people underfoot. They will be the highlight of your life.

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