Mar. 14/15, 2017
M-103 is a motion before Parliament that seeks to condemn (undefined) “Islamophobia” as a phenomenon distinct from hatred directed at individual members of all minorities. M-103 rests its case for particularity on wording from a petition, E-411, stating Islamist jihadis “do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam. … They in no way represent the religion.”
The petitionists may sincerely believe in the truth of their statement. But they are indulging in pure wishful thinking, according to Graeme Wood, correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, Yale lecturer and author of the new book, Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.