The big lie: It’s libellous to blame Christianity for these brutal crimes of the past

I have received and gratefully replied to a great many messages, all favourable, about my column here last week criticizing House of Commons Motion 103. This initiative, unofficially supported by the government, falsely claims that Parliament can and must “quell … a rising climate of hate and fear” in Canada. I disputed that there was such a climate, or that there was either a need or ability vested in Parliament to “quell” it. I did not impute motives to the authors and supporters of the motion, or comment on the parallel request that Parliament assert Islam’s positive contribution to civilization.

In fact, I think it is disquieting that the government is whipping up this alarm that is not justified, accusing, in effect, the population it represents of a level of sectarian intolerance of which it is not guilty.

h/t Ontario John

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  • Oracle9

    A clear beam of light cutting through this current government’s push to exalt Islamic ideology above our right to expression.

  • Frances
  • LairdKintyre

    Before the Mosque attack last month the most glaring examples of Islamophobia that CBC could dredge up were examples like, old man shakes fist in presence of muslim woman and says thank God Trump won. Or some drunken college student said something rude on a bus or a kid spray painted a swastika near a mosque. Incidents like these were blared as atrocities for which we should all do penance. Something tells me our great great grandchildren will be paying penance in some form for the mosque attack many years after the attack on Parliament and the Cenetaph has been forgotten.

    • Uncommunist

      Muslim Gamil Rodrigue Liass Gharbi (Marc Lepine) murdered 14 women in Montreal and it has been used to whip white het males ever since.

    • Will Quest

      Motion 103 to criminalize any criticism of Islam, yet islam wrote the book on sectarian intolerance… it’s called the koran … from which they supplicate daily for the killing of non-muslims…….

  • simus1

    Looking forward to the release of the potential best seller:
    “My Vote Whoring 24/7 Among My Fellow Muslims” By S Pony.

  • deplorabledave

    I must say, I was taken aback by the last line.