Friday, March 10, 2017

Are you Islamophobic in Canadian Law?

Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All outlined the following eight recurring views of Islam that constitute Islamophobia:[12]
(1) seeing Islam "as a monolithic bloc, static and unresponsive to change";

It is unresponsive to change in the manner fit for the 21st century (see pew polls of Muslims beliefs). Hatred of Islamic Doctrine should not be conflated with an innate bigotry toward Muslims as People.
(2) seeing Islam "as separate and ‘other’" without "values in common with other cultures", being neither affected by them nor having any influence on them;

Yes we share similar values, this probably has little to do with an iron age book though.

(3) seeing Islam as "inferior to the West", more specifically, "as barbaric, irrational, primitive and sexist";

 Islam and the self professed "prophet" Mohammed WERE barbaric irrational, primitive and kept sex slaves... anything else sir?
(4) seeing Islam "as violent, aggressive, threatening, supportive of terrorism and engaged in a ‘clash of civilisations’";
'Islam has nothing to do with the Islamic State argument' is false. It has almost everything to do with it. Give us all a break. The House of Islam and the House of War!? Islam means submission to Allah.
(5) seeing Islam "as a political ideology used for political or military advantage";

It is used as a military ideology so why can we not view it as such?  Denial helps no-one.
(6) "reject[ing] out of hand" criticisms made of the West by Islam dismissing criticisms of the West made by Islam;
Agreed we should hear their ridiculous ideas first. Then dismiss them once deemed absurd.
(7) using "hostility towards Islam... to justify discriminatory practices towards Muslims and exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society";

Sure, I do not encourage hatred toward Muslims as people. I hate Islam not Muslims. To conflate the two is an error on your part.
(8) seeing anti-Muslim hostility "as natural or normal".

It is normal to be Anti-Islam. it is not normal to be anti-Muslims as people. They are just confused or ignorant and need help. Help in the form of a stern denunciation of Islam as a set of ideas. A set of terrible, sexist, backward ideas.

Brady Fair.

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