(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) On Thursday, the Canadian House of Commons passed a bill to condemn Islamophobia, which they define as criticism of Islam. The motion passed 201 to 91. However, Islamophobia is not defined in the bill.
The bill also says that the government of Canada will try to “quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear”. No specific measures were defined in the motion to pursue this goal. Some have immediately come against the bill because of the vague language, which allows for the suppression of free speech. The current Prime Minister, Trudeau, has been open about his support of Muslims. This has the potential for political unrest in America. Stay tuned.