为什么Brad Trost议员要反对M-103动议?

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Private member's motion M-103 is benignly entitled "Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination" but a reading of the actual text reveals that the Motion is not benign, nor does it represent an honest attempt to address the real and serious problems its title implies.


By singling out "Islamophobia" for special treatment in her Motion, Liberal MP Iqra Khalid (Mississauga-Erin Mills) seems to be suggesting that Muslim Canadians are being subjected to a unique form of discrimination. Nothing could be further from the truth.

自由党国会议员Iqra Khalid(来自密西沙加-Erin Mills选区)在她的动议里单单要求给予“伊斯兰恐惧症”特殊的关注,这似乎在暗示加拿大穆斯林正在遭受歧视。没有比这种观点离真相更远了。

Jews continue to be the target of choice for religious haters in Canada. The number of anti-Semitic incidents reported year on year in this country - including acts of vandalism and violence - continues to outstrip similar acts against members of other faith groups. That includes Muslims, even though the Jewish community is a fraction of the size of Canada's Muslim community.


As for so-called "systemic" racism, if anything, Muslim Canadians are the beneficiaries of extraordinary acts of accommodation, far beyond anything other faith groups in Canada enjoy. Name one faith group other than Muslim that public schools in Canada accommodate by allowing boys and girls to be segregated, by excusing children from classes to participate in prayer services, or by imposing religious dietary rules?


Indeed, the group most likely to suffer systemic discrimination in Canada these days is Christians. Christians are regularly barred from publicly celebrating their faith for fear that doing so might be interpreted by other faith groups as an act of discrimination against them.


Are there incidents of discrimination against Muslim Canadians? Yes, but they are isolated and quite properly condemned when they occur. Suggesting that anti-Muslim bigotry is rampant and systemic is both wrong and insulting to fair-minded Canadians.


Since becoming a Member of Parliament in 2004, I have actively promoted religious freedom both here and abroad. I have worked closely with a number of persecuted communities including Ahmadiyans, Baha'i and, of course, Christians, who are now the most persecuted religious group in the world.


Any study of faith-based intolerance in Canada that fails to take note explicitly of anti-Semitism or anti-Christian bigotry can only be described as a farce. Worse, adopting Iqra Khalid's Motion as presented will only serve to strengthen extremist elements within the Muslim community itself that seek to preserve and promote their own form of hate and intolerance.

在加拿大,任何对于信仰的不容忍状况的研究如果避而不谈反犹主义和反基督教的偏执只能说是一场闹剧。更糟糕的是,如果采纳了目前Iqra Khalid的动议,只能强化穆斯林社区的极端因素和鼓励穆斯林对其他人的仇恨和不宽容。

That is why I will vote, "No," on Iqra Khalid's private member's motion, M-103, as presented, and why I call on all Members of Parliament, irrespective of party, to join me in opposing this motion.

这就是为什么我要对Iqra Khalid的私人动议M-103说“不”,为什么我号召所有国会议员,无论什么党派,与我一起联合抵制此项动议。

If you agree that a serious plan to combat religious discrimination in Canada should include ALL faith groups, including Christians and Jews, take action now by making a tax-deductible contribution to my campaign.


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您也可以帮助我在即将到来的加拿大保守党党领选举中为我投票。要有投票权,请登陆:。 您家里14以上的人,无论持枫叶卡居民或者公民都可以投票哦!不要忘了请他们也来登记注册支持我!

编者按:加拿大星期四要投票决定对反对伊斯兰教的言论定为犯罪。Brad Trost议员坚决反对此动议,会投反对票。

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