There are two fundamental problems with Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s Motion 103 calling on the federal government to battle Islamophobia that will likely come up for debate in the House of Commons this coming week.
One concern is practical, the other stems from a dusty old philosophical belief that words can affect ideas and concepts. Used incorrectly for long enough, the wrong words give us bad ideas.
M-103 is mostly politically correct gobbledygook – airy, ill-defined concepts that are hard to disagree with.
Indeed, the motion is expected to pass nearly unanimously with all-party support.