SPEAK UP AGAINST THE ANTI-ISLAM LIBERAL MOTION IN QUEBECJune 3, 2005
The Muslim Council of Montreal invites Muslims and people of conscious to write, fax or phone prime minister Jean Charest to issue an apology and rescind this regressive motion, which is totally against freedom of religions, a right held dearly by all Quebecers and all Canadians.
It was a sad day in the history of our province. Prompted by the Liberal party, Quebec National Assembly members voted unanimously on Thursday (May 26, 2005) in support of a motion against establishing Islamic tribunals in Quebec, one of the fastest motions, passed without a debate or the usual committee hearings.
We consider this motion to be discriminatory and dangerous motion, which denies Muslims living in Quebec, the religious rights available to others, and would have been rejected out of hand by any other Canadian religious community.
Therefore, the Muslim Council of Montreal urges Muslims and all people of conscious to contact the Quebec Premier, all Quebec politicians, and members of other Canadian Parliaments to express their rejection and condemnation of this motion on the basis of singling out Muslims and Islam, the lack of public hearings and the lack of fair debate on the motion before voting on it in the National Assembly.
It is also important to note that, in the process of introducing the motion in the National Assembly, Imams and religious Muslims were subjected to false and very serious accusations by the Liberal member of the National Assembly. These allegations and derogatory labelling of Muslim leaders went unchallenged due to the lack of debate, hearings or representation of the accused.
This behaviour is undemocratic, unjust and very dangerous. The action of the deputy inside the Assembly was a clear abuse of the parliamentary privileges and procedures.
Let us work together to send a strong message to those who discriminate ...
SPEAK UP AGAINST THE ANTI-ISLAM LIBERAL MOTION IN QUEBEC:MAIL A POST CARD TO PREMIER CHAREST TODAY AND SIGN THE PETITION TO REVOKE THE MOTION
1. Download the post card in English or French.