“Islamophobia” Motion M-103: Divisive Identity Politics and Why You Should Care

Late last year a Liberal party backbencher, Iqra Khalid, embarked on a divisive campaign against so-called “Islamophobia” by placing a Private Members’ Motion before Parliament (M-103).

M-103 is not a “blasphemy law” as some on the right have characterized it, it is only a motion. However, it seems to pave the way for more heavy-handed sanctions of expression that may happen to offend certain religious sensibilities. If you believe in free speech, M-103 and its implications need to be understood because it is extremely flawed and opens the door to ugly and divisive identity politics that do not belong in an institution like the Parliament.

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