Anti-Islamophobia legislation is just the beginning, of course

From Anthony Furey at Toronto Sun:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is crying “Islamophobia” after his government ministers weren’t allowed to campaign in the Netherlands over the weekend in support of his bid to expand his presidential powers.

What the hell did the Dutch think they were doing, letting these foreign politicians campaign in their country? What if Americans did that to us? If riots break out, who’s responsible?

It’s just another reminder of why this vaguely defined buzzword should never be officially recognized by Western governments.

Thankfully, the vast majority of Canadians also see it this way. A new poll out by Forum Research reveals that only 14% of people support M-103, the anti-discrimination motion put forward by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid that singles out so-called Islamophobia.

A couple of weeks ago, German police conducted raids on the homes of four Muslim clerics who were accused of spying on behalf of the government. Religion was only a peripheral component in the police action, yet that didn’t stop the head of Turkey’s religious affairs directorate from denouncing it as “Islamophobia-based hatred.” More.

Reality check:  Much that is considered Islamophobia today consists in baldly stating unpopular facts, such as that Mohammed married a nine-year-old girl and that the Koran gives men the right to beat their wives. Or that a disproportionate number of terror attacks are linked to Islam. Or that a majority of Muslims in some survey reports think the gay lifestyle should be illegal. How convenient for the Islamist if he is the only one allowed to raise such issues, if he chooses.

With that in mind, does anyone doubt that M103 will soon be followed up by laws against expressing disapproval of or dissent from a variety of other progressive dogmas? Or even offering evidence against them?

How about doubting various claims re climate change? Or talking bluntly about abortion and euthanasia? Or defending Israel? Remember, progressive fashions change. Anti-Semitism is now Cool.

See also: Rabbi takes Pope Francis to task for anti-Semitic rhetoric

Survey results: Political correctness makes people stupid: Part I – the CBC

and

Survey results: Political correctness makes people stupid: Part II Maclean’s

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  • simus1

    “Justin’s Mom”, GLLKDW, recently summoned all the trained seals inhabiting Queen’s Park to approve her own version of M103.
    Number of trained seals who voted “Nay” ?
    Go ahead, take a guess.
    .

  • JoKeR
  • Felicia Scott

    There is no such thing as “islamophobia”. You will not find such a thing in any diagnostic manual. It is an artificial construct used to shame people into thinking islamics are the victims and not the actual perpetrators of crime.

  • Marvin
  • Unless people show up at the House of Commons on the 21st and 22nd, no MP will care.

    They DO care when you threaten to not only never vote for them again but make sure ten others follow suit, as well.

  • tom_billesley

    Erdogan will want to punish Merkel for this:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-referendum-germany-kurds-idUSKBN16P0HQ

    Around 30,000 Kurdish supporters demonstrated in the German city of Frankfurt on Saturday against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and an April referendum that would give him sweeping new powers.

    Protesters chanted “Erdogan terrorist” and “freedom for Ocalan”, referring to Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), with many waving flags featuring Ocalan’s face. The European Union and United States consider the PKK a terrorist group and it is banned in Germany.

    “The Europeans should hear us, empathize with our suffering and help us. It would be best if they imposed economic sanctions on Turkey,” demonstrator Sinan Anin said.
    The protest brought swift condemnation from Turkey, which said Germany was allowing open support for terrorism.

  • moraywatson

    An islamophobe is someone who understands the truth about islam.