Gay Muslim Man Speaks Out Against Liberal M-103
Multi-faith and ethnically diverse protests have cropped up across the country. And on Monday, a new group called Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms gave a press conference against Iqra Khalid's M-103 on Parliament Hill.
Perhaps the strongest moment was when a gay Muslim man who gave his name as Yusuf took to the microphone to explain “we would like to open our religion to criticism – to find our weaknesses and strengths.”
Yusuf’s referring to the Islamic reformation, a process people both in and out of the faith argue is needed to drag this growing monotheism into modernity. Will the Liberals help or hinder making progress on one of the defining issues of our time?
It is important to understand that the term "Islamaphobia" is indication of protecting an idea. Muslims are people and need protection just like everybody else but the wording of M-103 does not define that.
Many upset Canadians are pointing out that the indigenous people of the country are the most systematically discriminated against and targeted group and yet Ms.Khalid and Justin Trudeau's Liberals make no mention of them. Social media users also point out that Scientology is widely mocked and criticized and even though it is a recognized religion, no politician is putting forth a motion to protect them and their ideas.
You can watch the video on CPAC here: http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/headline-politics/episodes/50708745/