04 September 2015

Quebec’s Bill 59 panders to Islamists

Kowtowing to religious extremism is the worst kind of politics.

But that is precisely what Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has done by introducing Bill 59, which would quash criticism of just about any aspect or interpretation of Islam in that province.

Not just Islam as a broad belief, but any Islamic practice.

For example, a moderate Muslim or anyone else expressing outrage about female genital mutilation could be subject to lawsuits from extremists whose sensibilities were offended by such a view.

Article 3 of the bill permits complaints to the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal about anything written on social media perceived as, “fear of the other” [Toronto Sun] Read more