I don't know much about Canadian Law or this motion, but being critical and expressing criticism regarding any group, ideology, or theology etc., is Freedom of Speech.
Inciting violence against any group, or depriving them of equality under the law, isn't.
Also, I don't believe that the name of a specific religion need be included in the law. All religions are included under Freedom of Religion. For example, the US Constitution doesn't name a specific religion, and that, I believe is the way it should be.
In my opinion, legislating criticism or opinion is not a healthy trend.
To say one can't criticize any specific ideology, or theology etc, regardless of the sentiments of that criticism,. is wrong.
If someone is saying hateful things, exposing that hatred and bigotry for what it is, via the truth, and rejecting it is the way to deal with it. That's the way the US deals with the KKK, and Neo-Nazis. We don't outlaw them.
So, yes, I hope and pray that your lawmakers will do the right thing for all of the Canadian people.
That said, I don't believe the threats of instituting Sharia Law are any more valid than expecting that a modern society could possibly return to the stoning of people for adultery, or burning witches at the stake.
A modern society would never take that giant step backward in time.
It would take losing a violent revolution for that to occur.
When there's a culture clash, one old, modernism comes out on top. We've seen that scenario play out many times throughout history. On rare occasions societies collapse for other reasons and then an older culture moves in, or they're beaten militarily by an older culture, but like I say, that's rare. Societies, as a rule, move forward. They don't voluntarily regress.
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