Growing concern in Canada over liberal policies benefitting Muslim extremists sheds light on why an “anti-Islamophobia” bill — proposed in the wake of the deadly January 17 Quebec City mosque attack and approved by parliament on March 23 — spurred such heated controversy there.
Motion 103, tabled by Liberal Party MP Iqra Khalid, a Muslim representing Mississauga-Erin Mills, calls on the Canadian government to “develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia.” Because the bill makes no mention of any other religious group targeted by bigots, it was opposed by most Conservative Party politicians and a majority of the public.
Ahead of what would turn out to be a 201-91 vote in favor of the motion, a petition was circulated asking MPs not to support it. According to the petition, Motion 103 would “lay the groundwork for imposing what is essentially a Sharia anti-blasphemy law on all of Canada.”
The petition further stated:
Justin Trudeau just killed the $15.7 billion Energy East pipeline project.
That state of the art pipeline would have taken 1.1 million barrels of oil, every day, from Alberta, to New Brunswick, where Canada’s largest refinery is located.
That refinery, incredibly, actually imports oil from OPEC, including from Saudi Arabia. So not only was this the largest shovel-ready infrastructure project in Canada. But it would replace OPEC conflict oil with Canadian ethical oil. And stop funding the terrorists.
And it would have brought Canadian oil to a port, so we could possibly export to a customer other than the United States.