Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Committee begins racism study prompted by anti-Islamophobia motion: 'I have never seen such fomented anger' - NATIONAL POST

by Maura Forrest
Originally published: September 18, 2017

Members of Parliament of different political stripes have been getting an earful about a controversial anti-Islamophobia motion passed last spring.

On Monday, the House of Commons heritage committee began a study of racism and religious discrimination required by M-103, a motion whose sponsor, Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, received death threats and hate mail after she tabled it in December 2016.  

She’s not the only MP who’s been hearing about it. A number of committee members remarked that they’ve been contacted repeatedly about the issue.