Motion 103 - Systemic racism and religious discrimination : Introduced by MP Iqra Khalid to the Canadian Parliament on February 15th, Motion 103 seeks to, among other actions:
Newspapers and social media are calling this an 'Anti-Islamophobia' motion and while it has received support from many politicians and sectors in society, others are claiming that it presents a threat to free speech, and bars any criticism of Islam. The newspaper articles below discuss some of the opposing views. What do you think?
Background & Context:
The 'Muslin Ban' refers to a Trump administration Executive Order (EO) to keep terrorists out of the United States. The “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” Executive Order was signed on January 27, 2017 and immediately came into force. The EO includes:
The EO was challenged in the courts on February 3rd in a number of states, and a court in Seattle temporarily blocked the EO from being enforced across the country. The government challenged this ruling and it was upheld by the Federal Appeals Court on February 5th. It is expected that the Trump administration will introduce a new Executive Order in the near future, rather than appeal the court ruling. Throughout this process, the US government has been firm that the EO is not targeted at one religious group, and is not a 'Muslim Ban'. The articles below provide a number of different perspectives. What do you think?
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