REPORT: Rapidly Growing Petition Says “NO To ‘Islamophobia’ Day, YES To ‘Anti-Hate Day'”

A growing number of citizens are sharing their opposition to the plan by Toronto City Council to create an “Islamophobia Day.”

A petition created by Torontonian Vivienne Ziner is calling on the Toronto City Council to change their planned “Islamophobia Day” to an “Anti-Hate Day.”

Many people are concerned by the divisive nature of singling out the idea of “Islamophobia,” which is often used by political elites to demonize and silence legitimate criticism of Islam.

Instead, the petition calls for an “Anti-Hate Day,” which will include respect for everybody rather than focusing on a specific group.

Here is some of the key text from the petition:

“Many people and groups feel negated and trivialized by this exclusionary measure and they are angry by it being enforced on them.

What about our Indigenous/First Nations/Aboriginals, our People of Colour, our LGBTQ folk, other religious faith groups, our brave Veterans and Military,women, as well other underrepresented communities??? Are they not as important? Do they not count? To single out only Islam as being”especially persecuted” not only creates resentment and discord amongst other Torontonians and Canadians, but it also serves to further the Muslim community’s sense of victimization and estrangement in our fair city.

PLEASE SHOW THE WORLD THAT IN A WORLD DIVIDED BY IDENTITY MARKERS, OUR TORONTO LEADS THE WAY IN INCLUSION AND HARMONY.

PLEASE BE INCLUSIVE – RATHER THAN SOWING THE SEEDS OF DISCORD – LET US SHOW THE WORLD THAT OUR FAIR CITY TORONTO HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANY HATRED TOWARDS ANY GROUP.

SHOW YOUR WILLINGNESS AND SUPPORT OF BEING FULLY INCLUSIVE OF ALL!

Change Islamophobia Day to Anti-Hate Day and BE INCLUSIVE OF ALL IN OUR CANADIAN MOSAIC! NOW!!!!!!!!”

Toronto City Council should make the change

Hate against any Canadian is wrong. Yet, hateful acts and criticism of a religious faith are very different things.

Anti-Muslim violence and hatred is wrong, whereas criticism of Islam is something that must be allowed in a free society.

Unfortunately, the idea of “Islamophobia” refuses to see that obvious distinction, and is being used to a create a chilling effect, and even move towards de-facto ‘blasphemy’ laws in Canada.

It’s a divisive agenda being pushed by the political elites like Justin Trudeau, and it’s weakening the unity of our communities and our nation.

That’s why the petition by Vivienne Ziner is an important step in pushing back, and the fact that over 4,000 people have already signed it shows that many Canadians want the Toronto City Council to change the “Islamophobia Day” to a “Anti-Hate Day.”

If you want to sign the petition, the link is below:

PETITION LINK

Spencer Fernando

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Ron Voss

I woukd defintely say NO to “Islamophobia Day” in part, because the precise meaning of the term is undefined but also because it shames Canadians when such shaming is unwarranted and it actually can promote hated through such identity politics which causes division. However, I would not be receptive to a change to “Anti-Hate Day”, which doesn’t mean that I encourage hatred. However, hate is a human emotion and as Jay Cameron, a lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, pointed out that the M-103 hearings, you can no more legislate against hate as you can legislate for love.… Read more »

Christine

The extremist muslims created the word islamophobia to show their hate towards non-muslims. Why would anyone want a Hate Day. Why would the Toronto Council want a Hate Day. The people who are called islamophobes are the ONES FIGHTING AGAINST HATE. Who does not get this? The Liberals.

Nancy

Anti hate day is way better than a made up “islamphobia day. But I have never really hated anybody, except is it ok to really, really dislike what is being done to our country and say we need a new government that is for Canada, that will get us unified and feel much safer in our own caring, working, out of debt, Canada.

Matthew McBride

Neither day is a good idea. However we may wish to consider a kaffir-phobia day.

Dusti Paller

Once again catering to the muslim communities what about all the hate spread to the jews christians and all ither faiths that islam wants to destroy in west WHAT ABOUT THAT, WHY DO THEY WANT TO CATER OR TRY AND PROTECT ONLY MUSLIMS.

chris malmstrom

If anyone pays attention to Toronto council, then they’re well aware that most of the council (probably 30 or more), should be put in a canoe in the middle of the Atlantic … who votes for these morons? They are the biggest waste of taxpayer dollars in the GTA!

If anything, sure, “anti-hate day” is better than the other “word with no definition” day … but why one day, can’t make it a week, or a month? HELL, why not anti-hate year … cause we already have one day of anti-hate … it’s called Christmas.

dj

I don’t hate any individual unless I get to know them personally and they are nefarious . I sure don’t like the political ideology of islam though, just like I don’t like the catholic establishment. By their law M103 the koran should be banned because not only of the hate speech towards Jews, Christians and nonbelievers but more so for the calling of the killing of non muslims. So why are they not banned from preaching those passage of hate from the koran on western soild? The hypocrisies of western governments and their islamophobia double standards is what is getting… Read more »