July 15, 2019
The Canadian government recently unveiled a new anti-racism strategy that dedicates $45 million to fight systemic discrimination through community programs, public education campaigns and combating online hate.
While it’s good to combat racism and bigotry at every level, this particular anti-racism strategy is based on key recommendations that came from the anti-Islamophobia motion M103.
When Motion M103 was first introduced in Canada by MP Iqra Khalid, we were among the individuals and organizations that expressed concern about use of the term “Islamophobia.”
I was invited to give testimony at the capital in Ottawa about my concerns, which I expressed along with a number of members of parliament.
I explained that…