The day after a terrorist mowed down a magnificently diverse group of people on Westminster Bridge in London before fatally stabbing a police officer, citizens of the world are being asked to change their Facebook profiles to show support for … carrying on life as usual while pretending they’re not concerned they could be next?
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 23, 2017
We're officially at Stage Two of post-attack meaninglessness — Twitter/FB avatar filter https://t.co/BjjycCJDQQ
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) March 23, 2017
Speaking of meaninglessness responses to Islamic terrorism, Canada’s Parliament today voted 201–91 to pass a non-binding motion condemning Islamophobia. So, let’s all give a hearty golf clap to those 201 MPs for being woke, or however they refer to it there.
So the liberals decide that the day after a "radicalized" muslim goes on a killing spree is a good time to push through the idiotic #M103?
— Ken H. Schmidt (@real_ExtraSauce) March 23, 2017
The motion also calls for the creation of a committee to develop “a government-wide approach for reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination, including Islamophobia.”
The CBC reports that Saskatchewan Conservative MP David Anderson had attempted to remove the word “Islamophobia” from the motion in favor of “all forms of systemic racism, religious intolerance and discrimination of Muslims, Jews Christians, Sikhs, Hindus and other religious communities,” but that wording was rejected.
Since it’s just a motion and not a law, M-103 does not curtail freedom of speech or impose penalties, but a lot of Canadians are wary of just what that special committee might come up with.
— Diane Dallas (@DianeDallas10) March 23, 2017
Trudeau accuses Canadians of being racist and then is to cowardly to attend HoC for the vote on M103. A poor excuse for a leader.
— Rob Pushor (@robpushor) March 23, 2017
— Tony Clement (@TonyclementCPC) March 23, 2017
— Randy Hoback (@MPRandyHoback) March 23, 2017
Canada's Parliament has just declared criticism of Islam off-limits. The anti-Islamophobia motion, M-103, passed by a margin of 201 to 91.
— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) March 23, 2017
@javeedsukhera I thought a love of free speech was something that united Canadians. That doesn't seem to be the case anymore. M-103 is bad.
— Jeff Harris (@TheVotersSay) March 23, 2017
Also criticized was the use of the word Islamophobia itself, which opponents of the motion said had no specific definition despite its common use.
@StefMacWilliams The M103 proponents, ugh. Islamophobia is a meaningless word or a word that can mean anything but they don't get that.
— LindyB. (@notafreebird) March 23, 2017
— DeadMessenger (@TotesDeplorable) March 23, 2017
#M103 "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." Voltaire
— Joe Middleroad (@JoeMiddleroad) March 23, 2017
So very disappointed in my Canadian parliament 4 passing M-103. Did they ever do this 4 Jews,Christians,Hindus,Sikhs, or Buddhists? NO!!
— Michael LaForty (@mykalla40) March 23, 2017
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— Toby (@TRBJay) March 23, 2017
— Lnud (@Dumb_Lnud) March 23, 2017
— Devilish Dave (@DevilishxDave) March 23, 2017
— Sharon Maclise (@SharonMaclise) March 23, 2017
— Don Waite (@don_waite5) March 23, 2017