The Canadian government has passed Motion 103, the same day as an Angus Reid Institute survey was published asking Canadians how they’d vote if they were MPs. A plurality of 42% said they’d vote against it. While only 29% would give it the go ahead.
The Motion also calls for a Heritage Committee study to look at the issues mentioned in the Motion and then report back with recommendations that could be used to create legislation within 240 days.
This motion, inspired by the E 411 Petition, which garnered 70,000 signatures, stated that Islamist terrorists “do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam” and that “they misrepresent the religion.”
And also cries out for a definition of Islamophobia. How will these many Muslim/Islam experts define this word?
Who will come to testify on behalf of Islam? Sunni? Shia? Ahmadiyya? Salafists? Sufis?
And what will they say about their teachings? Their beliefs? Their values? This is a very long post. VERY LONG. But you must read it if you are going to understand what should be taking place at the Heritage Committee. And it will give you the information you need to hold the Canadian Government accountable… (click HERE)
Again I ask how will the standing committee respond to the statement that “Islamist terrorists ‘do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam” and that ‘they misrepresent the religion’?”
To read the full version of the article click HERE.
Diane Weber Bederman is a multi-faith, hospital trained chaplain who lives in Ontario, Canada, just outside Toronto; She has a background in science and the humanities and writes about religion in the public square and mental illness on her blog: The Middle Ground:The Agora of the 21st Century. She is a regular contributor to Convivium: Faith in our Community. " Diane Weber Bederman is the author of the book "Back to the Ethic:Reclaiming Western Values" (https://www.amazon.com/Back-Ethic-Reclaiming-Western-Values/dp/1927618053)