Update: Link to MP Voting record on M-103 added to end of article
I had no illusions about Conservative Party leadership hopeful Michael Chong. I knew he would vote in favour of Liberal Iqra Khalid's Motion M-103. I was surprised, however, to see Conservative MP Bruce Stanton join Michael Chong for a big gulp of Liberal Koolaid.
Michael Chong is a conservative in name only. He's a Liberal through and through, as anyone following the Conservative Leadership race with their eyes open already knows. If anyone else questioned that prior to Thursday, the vote on M-103 surely removed all doubt.
I don't know much about Bruce Stanton, other than I'll be working to unseat him in 2019. Anyone willing to violate my Charter-protected right to freedom of speech does not deserve to represent Canadians. That includes, of course, every Liberal MP in the nation along with, surprisingly, every single NDP MP including Nathan Cullen.
That two supposedly Conservative MPs cannot comprehend the meaning of Section 2 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms astounds me. That section of the Charter is crystal clear.
Charter Section 2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
Same goes for my MP, Liberal Jati Sidhu. I'll be working hard between now and 2019 to educate my riding about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and MP Sidhu's refusal to defend our Charter-protected rights. The following is from my letter to Jati Sidhu prior to the M-103 vote:
Dear Mr. Jati Sidhu, MP (Mission — Matsqui — Fraser Canyon)
I write to you, my elected representative to Parliament, to urge you to vote against Iqra Khalid's Motion M-103 "Systemic racism and religious discrimination" this week.
My rationale is simple.
Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees my right to freedom of speech. That right includes the right to speak out against ideas and issues I find deplorable without fear of retaliation by my government.
If I can freely criticize my Prime Minister, as I did in my Amazon #1 best-selling book “Justin Trudeau: 47 Character-Revealing Quotes and What They Mean for You,” without fear of government reprisal but must fear speaking out against Islam then I no longer live in the Canada of my birth. I live in a nation where political correctness is the supreme law of the land and any criticism of a single religion, Islam, is punished as a hate crime.That is obscene.
Islamophobia is political and propaganda term, likely manufactured in the late 1970s, according to Pascal Bruckner.
“At the end of the 1970s, Iranian fundamentalists invented the term ‘Islamophobia’ formed in analogy to ‘xenophobia’. The aim of this word was to declare Islam inviolate. Whoever crosses this border is deemed a racist. This term, which is worthy of totalitarian propaganda, is deliberately unspecific about whether it refers to a religion, a belief system or its faithful adherents around the world.”
The purpose of the term? To denounce and silence all critics of Islam and claim eternal victimhood for Muslims, just like Liberal Motion M-103.
In the weeks, months and years ahead I will write more on this subject.
For today, however, I must satisfy myself by planting my flag of defiance firmly in Canadian soil with this proclamation:
With Canada on the cusp of enacting Muslim blasphemy laws, in violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, I vow to exercise my Right to Freedom of Speech as defined in Section 2 of that Charter to denounce anyone and anything that attacks or infringes upon that right.
I will speak the politically-incorrect truth about Islam. I will denounce Muslim terrorists wherever they are found. I will oppose Canadian citizenship for convicted Muslim terrorists in defiance of our Prime Minister. I will denounce every politician, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who refuses to abide by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and actively works to subvert that Charter.
I will, as many other brave souls have done before me, expose the prophet Muhammad for the pedophile child-molesting cretin he was, as is made clear through Islam's own documents. I will dare the Canadian government to arrest and charge me with whatever thought crimes they can manufacture.
More than that, however, I dare the Canadian government to arrest and charge those Muslim imams who routinely call for the murder of infidels everywhere, including Canada, with hate crimes under the Canadian Criminal Code, Sections 318, 319, and 320.
Should they charge me and not these hate-spewing Muslim imams I will laugh out loud, call them hypocrites of the highest order and use truth as my defense in court. (Yes, I realize truth is no defense, according to the government.)
I'll bet you a dollar no Canadian Muslim imam will ever be charged. I won't make you that same bet about anyone else speaking out against the dangers of Islam.
But you cannot call me racist, for Islam is not a race.
You cannot call me a hatemonger because I don't hate Muslims.
I despise the Islamic ideology that demands I convert to Islam or be killed.
I despise the Islamic ideology that says carving up a woman's genitals is perfectly acceptable.
I despise the Islamic ideology that says killing a woman somehow gives a man "honour" and I despise the Islamic ideology that says I must be killed if I say anything that offends the delicate sensibilities of some poor follower of Islam.
We must each draw a line in the sand. For me that line is M-103.
I will not be silent.
I will not be silenced.
I will speak loudly, as is my protected right under Section 2b of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
You don't have to like what I say. You must, however, allow me to say it no matter how offensive you find my words. I tolerate your offensiveness against my beliefs every single day. It's only fair and reasonable you should tolerate mine.
Unless, of course, you're one of those hypocrites who believes freedom of speech is reserved only for those who believe the same as you.
Then you can go hide in your safe space and cry. I promise I won't judge you for it.
Link to see how your MP voted on M-103: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HouseChamberBusiness/ChamberVoteDetail.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=42&Ses=1&FltrParl=42&FltrSes=1&Vote=237