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Conservative MPs are stoking a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment by raising unfounded fears about a motion calling on the House of Commons to condemn Islamophobia, a Canadian Muslim leader said Tuesday.
A national Islamic group is expressing alarm about a small anti-Muslim protest held Friday in front of a Toronto mosque.
Canada's Muslim community has received an outpouring of support in the wake of stinging personal attacks against a Liberal MP and her motion to condemn and combat Islamophobia.
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is championing a motion calling on the House to condemn Islamophobia and systemic racism. On Thursday, she read some of the messages she's received in response to her motion.
Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says the government opposes a Conservative anti-discrimination motion, calling it a watered-down version of Liberal MP Iqra Khalid's anti-Islamophobia motion.
MPs will start the formal debate today on a binding motion to condemn Islamophobia and systemic racism that's created controversy over concerns about free speech.