dialamah Posted January 27, 2017 Report Share Posted January 27, 2017 2 hours ago, betsy said: My issue is the Islamophobia law. Muslims are given a special status by being especially protected. Trudeau should've made a law that protects all religion. There is no Islamaphobia law. It is a motion, which means the government has stated an opinion. From the Practical Guides section of the Canadian Parliment website: Quote In deciding between a bill and a motion, the first difference to keep in mind is in their effect. Since in agreeing to a motion expressing a resolution, the House is only stating an opinion, the government will not be bound to adopt a specific policy or course of action. By contrast, because it becomes law when passed by Parliament, a bill may have far reaching implications for both the government and the public. At this point, anti-Islamic sentiment is rivaling and even overtaking anti-Semitism, especially among the alt-right. Consider that there are not multiple threads on this forum about how awful Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus are - but there are several threads specifically targeting Muslims. There aren't people attacking Christians in the street, nor are there notions being floated that say "Let's have special rules for refugees and immigrants for people from Christian countries", even though there are Christian countries who follow many of the same barbaric practices that people from Islamic countries do. Your attempt at claiming victimhood fails, given that no law has been passed that excludes Christians, not to mention the very real issues Jews and Muslims (not to mention almost any other non-Christian religion) in Western countries face, compared to Christians. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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