“Mission creep,” that’s the real threat of M-103, the anti-Islamophobia motion proposed by Mississauga Liberal MP Iqra Khalid that is likely to be debated in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
There are fundamental problems with the wording of the motion, of course. As currently written, the motion singles out Islam for special protection.
While purporting to oppose all forms of religious discrimination, the only form specifically mentioned is Islamophobia. And no definition of Islamophobia is given, leaving the door wide open to the broadest possible interpretations – including public statements condemning radical Islamic terrorism and even academic papers questioning whether Islam truly is a religion of peace.