Human Rights Lawyer Warns A Motion Against “Islamophobia” Could Be Used To Silence Critics of Islamism

 In David Matas’ warning against Islamophobia legislation, he said that anybody who doesn’t fear radical Islamist terrorists is “foolhardy.”

A Canadian committee is reviewing an anti-Islamophobia motion passed by the House of Commons and is to report back to the Justin Trudeau government on legal remedies to combat the problem.

The M-103 motion did not define Islamophobia, and some say it could be used to restrict any criticism of radical Islam, or free speech in general.

Matas is the senior legal counsel to the Jewish human rights organization “B’nai Brith Canada” and has been honored with the Order of Canada for his contributions to human rights legislation.

“Not every fear of Islam is Islamophobia,” Matas said to the House of Commons Heritage Committee, noting that anyone who is not afraid of the various radical Islamic terrorist outfits in the world is “foolhardy”.

“Islamophobia does not appear in a vacuum,” Matas told MPs. “It grows out of a fear of incitement and acts of hatred and terrorism coming from elements of the Islamic community.”

M-103, anti-Islamophobia motion, states that the members of the House of Commons call on the Government of Canada to condemn Islamophobia in Canada and “all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.”

Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, has called for the committee to provide a more precise definition of Islamophobia.

Fogel referenced to the Toronto District School Board guidebook which describes Islamophobia as “fear, prejudice, hatred or dislike directed against Islam or Muslims, or towards Islamic politics or culture.”

“This incident exposes significant problems with relying on ad hoc, inadequate definitions of Islamophobia,” said Fogel.

On Wednesday, the Quebec legislature passed Bill 62. The new law forbids any form of face covering in any public space that receives funding from the government. Critics say the law primarily targets Muslims. 

Sources and Feature Image via

The Daily Caller



  1. My2Cents

    October 21, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Islam scares me. It’s horrible. It’s selfish and hateful. Halal is cruel to animals. Burqas give me the creeps. All I can think is please, please, please, don’t allow Islam to grow in Canada. it will destroy this country that is my home and the home of my parents and grandparents. Justin Trudeau is a monster. He is killing Canada. i think it might already be too late.

    • True.Epic.Crusader

      October 21, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      So true. I see these scumbags with hoods over their heads all the time now. It didn’t use to be like that. If this continues, we are going to lose all our freedoms, just like it’s happening in Europe.
      When I see these bag-head dirtbags in the street, I say “Freak.” out loud, looking straight at them. We have to start going out of our way to make them unwelcome. This has gone far enough.

      • Jorge Dueñas

        October 22, 2017 at 8:45 am

        Nah, that thing you do is actually being islamophobic

        • True.Epic.Crusader

          October 22, 2017 at 9:34 am


          • Jorge Dueñas

            October 22, 2017 at 12:41 pm

            I disagree. If I see a muslim fundamentalist, I’m gonna call on their bs, of course, I hate everybody who aproves to stone to death some people, I think we agree on that. I would do the same to those christians who lynch homosexuals to death too. But, I don’t call bs on christians who follow my values of free speech and equality, they are not the same. Similarly, there is a group of muslims that do not follow blindly the Qur’an. So, if they adapt as Christians adapted, I’m okay with that. But , calling bs on ppl based on their clothing is disrespectful while you don’t know if they are fundamentalist or not.

          • True.Epic.Crusader

            October 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

            If they don’t wear the head-bags I got no problem with them.

          • My2Cents

            October 22, 2017 at 1:35 pm

            To say some are ok because they dont follow the horrible book blindly is no comfort. I guess they are not good at being muslim. Just means they have a lackadasical approach. Islam is still hateful, misogynistic, cruel, exclusionary, etc and frightening to a non muslim like me. As an atheist, the argument that Islam is no more violent that Christianity is just scary on top of scary. Someone always makes that argument.

          • Jorge Dueñas

            October 22, 2017 at 3:05 pm

            Hi, I don’t know wich one is worse as I have not read the Qur’an, I didn’t say Islam was less violent. But still, I know some gruesome Bible verses that western people don’t follow, they adapted their religion to civilization. I think Islam may go through that in the future as our cultures can’t coexist and we have the overhand in every aspect of industry. Let’s say people start following Islam the same way people follow Christianity. I don’t know if it would still be Islam (because sociological definitions are very loose) but if it turns out the same way the Spanish Inquisition dissapeared, it should get a pass. The other option ,other than secularize Islam, would be to completely erase it from the map. I support the first option as it is more cost efficient, and reserve the latter as a last resource.

        • I_h8_disqus

          October 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

          There isn’t nothing wrong with fighting against bad policy whether it is bad political, social, cultural, or religious policy. The fight against Islam and Scientology are both noble fights.

          • Jorge Dueñas

            October 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

            I agree totally. But, I was referring to the part when he calls them “freak” dirt-head scumbags when he sees them in the street. First, he is insulting, that ain’t fighting nor criticism, you don’t get anything productive out of that. Second, he is doing so based on their appearances on the street, not based on their ideology.

            Note: I still believe he has the right to say anything he wants because I support free speech. It’s more that I think it’s not a good way to approach the problem

          • True.Epic.Crusader

            October 22, 2017 at 1:03 pm

            “First, he is insulting, that ain’t fighting nor criticism, you don’t get anything productive out of that.”

            It’s productive because if everyone did the same, they would get a clue that we don’t want them here and leave. I’m just one man, it may not be enough to make change, but that’s not going to stop me from doing the right thing. Also, criticism doesn’t work on islam, they’re inbred and lack the brain capacity to understand or improve themselves.

            “Second, he is doing so based on their appearances on the street, not based on their ideology.”
            Their appearance is dictated by their ideology. If this continues, you’ll end up having a large number of muzzdogs who think that any woman not wearing the head-bag is fair game for gang rape. This is happening in Europe and it’s going to get worse. It’ll happen to your sisters, your mom, your female friends and acquaintances. Even your 90 years old grandma and 2 years old daughters won’t be safe.
            And it’s people like yourself who are enabling this.

            Your moral high-road of well-manered arguments will not lead anywhere meaningful when we are dealing with savage barbarians. They understand only war and domination. Your way will only show weakness and signal to them that we are ripe for invasion.

          • Jorge Dueñas

            October 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm

            I agree that many middle east (almost all of them, those who support sharia) have a barbaric ideology. Thing is, what about other muslims, specially south-east asian muslims like Malaysian ones? Islam is not the same there as it is in middle east, but they still practice festivities and clothing. I think, they get a pass. Like, it’s not the same being an American Christian and a Nigerian one (those that lynch gays to death) , it is not the same being a Malaysian Muslim and a Syrian one. But, if they are barbaric, yes, they need to be treated firmly.

          • True.Epic.Crusader

            October 22, 2017 at 1:28 pm

            The bag-heads and sheep-herder clothes-wearers gets no pass from me. If they can dress normally then I don’t have a problem with them.

          • MARY

            October 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm

            Jorge, what you are saying is the case yes, however, the goal of the Islamic Caliphate is to install Islam into every nation. It, Islam, will not choose between the “moderate Muslims” from outside the Middle East and elsewhere. They command obedience to sharia laws. The times of choice for Muslims and especially women adherents to that ideology are drawing to a complete close. THAT is the reality we now face like it or not. It canno tbe argued away. It is our biggest test perhaps in our lifetime. 🙂 Sad but true.

          • MARY

            October 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm

            Sadly, yes, exactly so! What you have just said is precisely right. It is our well-mannered, virtue-signalling behaviours they are waging lawfare against – Muslims are using our freedoms and democracy to destroy our freedom and democracy. Everything about Islam offends me – what recourse then, do I have? The time for the moral high road and well-meaning, well mannered arguments etc. is long since passed. This is a time for acting bravely and pushing back strongly against sharia law and the Islamic doctrines being foisted on our people.

          • Charles

            October 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm

            Yes! To hell with the Constitution and civil rights. That’s great. It paves the way for the next majority to do the same to us.

          • True.Epic.Crusader

            October 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm

            Hey, coward [email protected]… giving rights and respect to muzzdogs will unavoidably lead to loss of rights and freedom for everyone else.
            This isn’t hard to understand. It always does.
            It’s them or us. This is what’s real right now.

          • Charles

            October 25, 2017 at 12:11 am

            Nobody “gives” rights. The Constitution doesn’t give us rights. Our rights are naturally ours because we are human beings. They are natural rights that everybody has. Everybody. You want to do things like you mentioned? Great. Way to be for freedom and liberty. Instead of judging people based on their religion and where they happen to have originated from, how about looking at them as unique individuals. There are good ones and bad ones. Just like there are good and bad Christians, good and bad Atheists, and good and bad Jews. I’m the coward? You are the one scared. It is always nice to see you tough talking, Cheetos munching, internet Rambos act like idiots calling names. You people would never do it face to face. Are you a Conservative? Nope. No true conservative would advocate excluding from freedom people who just happen to have another religion or creed. That is a quite LIBERAL thing to do. You don’t even understand the founding documents or you wouldn’t be talking like this. To be honest, you don’t really believe in the rights the Constitution requires government to protect… do you? Nope.

          • True.Epic.Crusader

            October 25, 2017 at 5:54 pm

            Hey retard, just thought I’d let you know that nobody’s interested in your platitude-laden [email protected] rant. Nobody gives a sh* t about what you think and what you have to say.

          • Charles

            October 26, 2017 at 3:15 pm

            Do you really think anyone cares what you say? I don’t really care that you don’t care. *rolls eyes*

          • True.Epic.Crusader

            October 26, 2017 at 3:35 pm

            Yet here you are messaging me and rubbing your little clit.

          • Charles

            November 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm

            Obviously YOU do.

          • True.Epic.Crusader

            November 24, 2017 at 9:58 pm

            Clearly not. In fact, I don’t even know who you are. Some random internet [email protected] I guess.

          • I_h8_disqus

            October 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

            I agree. I have no idea how I posted what I did in reply to what you wrote to True.Epic.Crusader. I must have accidentally lined up your reply with another post.

          • Charles

            October 23, 2017 at 8:44 pm

            But it worked in the 4th grade schoolyard.

          • NeilM

            October 24, 2017 at 5:17 am

            their appearance is part and parcel of their ideology, it’s their display-system . . .

        • Conservwarrior

          October 22, 2017 at 1:24 pm

          “Nah, that thing you do is actually being islamophobic.” Exactly what Eastern Europeans said just prior to being conquered by the Ottoman Empire.

          • disqus_V1pqgf7veV

            October 22, 2017 at 2:06 pm

            And that’s why Eastern Europeans today are fighting against having to allow Muslim migrants into their countries. Their past experience with Islam was not a happy one.

          • Jorge Dueñas

            October 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

            If we are talking about the travel bans, I agree. But for different but similar reasons. I don’t think all Muslims are barbaric, I think the most secular muslim countries shouldn’t get affected as their culture won’t clash with western values and get us in such a messy situation as it happens in Europe. The travel bans formulated target those countries where more than 70% of people support Sharia, and I think that’s good.

          • MARY

            October 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm

            Jorge .. I fear, and I DO FEAR, that alas … you fail to understand. the command, the hadiths from the Quran are to slay the infidels. That is you and that is me. THIS is what we are up against. They have declared an all out war against any and all non-Muslims – the infidels – even death to those Muslims who disobey the hadiths and do not abide by the rules of oppression of the sharia laws. It has already arrived on our shores. They are warriors with a warrior mentality and they will invade and outbreed us by shear numbers – time is already on their side. Any of their followers who disobey will be put to death – end of story. This is shear demonic barbarism.

          • disqus_V1pqgf7veV

            October 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm

            Actually I’m thinking about the fences those countries have put up. As opposed to France with it’s Calais problem and now Spain. There is no secular Muslim country anymore.

          • Conservwarrior

            October 22, 2017 at 3:34 pm

            They had to fight and die to save their countries from Muslim Crusaders. Unlike the limousine liberals in Hollywood and the globalist elites.

          • Jorge Dueñas

            October 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm

            Please, read my other comments because if we are talking about travel bans and such, I bet we are on the same page.

      • NeilM

        October 24, 2017 at 5:16 am

        Hint: do it while you’re ‘on your phone’ (wink)

      • bobruark

        October 24, 2017 at 7:34 am

        haha…will loose ur freedom? hey u have just woken up. You have no real freedom in Canada. Your kangaroo court Human Rights Tribunals squash freedom every chance they get. You have no function right to self-defense…most Canadians tremble and cry at the sight of a firearm…how do I know….experience..too much experience

        • True.Epic.Crusader

          October 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

          I agree! So let’s not make it worse! People here are [email protected] enough as it is.

    • 0bsoleteMan

      October 22, 2017 at 8:49 am

      And it is certainly not a an irrational fear either. Islam’s history of cruelty towards its conquered peoples is well-documented.

    • Charles

      October 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Go find your safe place, lib.

      • My2Cents

        October 24, 2017 at 2:27 am


    • bobruark

      October 24, 2017 at 7:32 am

      It truly must be the ‘religion’ from H E L L…not heaven…hence the its reputation as Devil worship

  2. True.Epic.Crusader

    October 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Islamophobia doesn’t exist. It isn’t a phobia. It’s warranted. Islam is a toxic thing that needs to be removed from this planet.

  3. Robert A'Beuy

    October 22, 2017 at 5:35 am

    “HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER” – Read: An epic coward.

    Seems like the mindset is: If we don’t disturb them, they’ll kill us last.

    • nano

      October 22, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Maybe read the article next time? Or at the very least the headline which you apparently didnt even manage. Fuck sakes man.

  4. Johnnnyboy

    October 22, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Lets use the correct word here. Censorship. Dare I say it again? Yes. Censorship. Nothing new but the alleged reason.

  5. chrisnj

    October 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Opposing Islam is not a phobia, it is a rational response to real events and a toxic ideology.

  6. Pat Patrix

    October 22, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    The fact that there’s so much difficulty in figuring out how to live alongside Islam kind of proves you can’t. Islam is not a religion or culture that promotes integration, it is a theology of conquering and subjugation which is why everywhere Islam takes hold eventually becomes Muslim majority unless forcibly resisted.

  7. Mayowa

    October 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    A few of our chapters are putting forth a bill and launching a letter writing campaign to put a stop to white people naming their children after a racist person from the past. At the minimum you will have to sign a contract stating that you are aware you have chosen a name for you child that was also the name of a racist. Such as Robert e lee. Hopefully whites will recognize some of their names are from past slave owners and change their current names through the courts.

  8. ranterator

    October 23, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Islam is being used by the powers that be to destroy democratic,republic countries world wide. Canada is just falling on islams sword more readily…

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