The Canadian Parliament unanimously approved a motion condemning “all forms of Islamophobia.” The motion was tabled by Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP).
The following are excerpts from the debate in Parliament on October 26, 2016:
“Thomas Mulcair: Mr. Speaker, following discussions with all parties in the House, I hope you will find consent for the following motion. I move:
“That the House join the 69,742 Canadian supporters of House of Commons e-petition (e-411) in condemning all forms of Islamophobia.”
“Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?
“Hon. members: Agreed.
“The Speaker: The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?
“Hon. members: Agreed.”
The resolution reads the following:
“By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House join the more than 69,742 Canadian supporters of House of Commons petition e-411 in condemning all forms of Islamophobia.”
Petition e-411 adopted by Parliament
Liberal Member of Parliament Frank Baylis (Pierrefonds—Dollard, Quebec) sponsored a petition (e-411 Islam) condemning Islamophobia initiated on June 8, 2016 by Samer Majzoub, President of the Canadian Muslim Forum (المنتدى الاسلامي الكندي).
“Petition to the House of Commons
“Islam is a religion of over 1.5 billion people worldwide. Since its founding more than 1400 years ago, Muslims have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the positive development of human civilization. This encompasses all areas of human endeavors including the arts, culture, science, medicine, literature, and much more;
“Recently an infinitesimally small number of extremist individuals have conducted terrorist activities while claiming to speak for the religion of Islam. Their actions have been used as a pretext for a notable rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in Canada; and
“These violent individuals do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam. In fact, they misrepresent the religion. We categorically reject all their activities. They in no way represent the religion, the beliefs and the desire of Muslims to co-exist in peace with all peoples of the world.
“We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to join us in recognizing that extremist individuals do not represent the religion of Islam, and in condemning all forms of Islamophobia.”
Islam – the Canadian perspective
Muslim Dawah (outreach, “call to Islam”) activists at Toronto’s Dundas Square, those affiliated with The Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter (WIIC), distributed during recent years a variety of Islamic literature.
The following are the highlights of some of the Islamic books/booklets which were obtained by CIJnews:
Homosexuality is a major sin
- ‘Liberated’ Western women… are trapped in a form of slavery
Polygamy is permitted in certain conditions
Wife must obey the “commands” of her husband
Wife beating is permissible in certain conditions (“Submissive or subdued women… may even enjoy being beaten”)
Muslims have a duty to spread the message of Islam in society
- Prayers to Allah to give Muslims victory over the disbelievers
- Non-Muslims of an Islamic State have to pay the jizya (poll-tax) tax
Punishment of flogging for public intoxication and traffickers
Punishment of stoning to death for married adulterers
- Punishments of amputation (hand and leg), crucifixion and execution in serious crimes
Punishment of cutting off the hand for the thief
- Punishment of execution for apostates
- Possession of slaves is permissible in certain conditions.
To read snippets from the aforementioned books click HERE.