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Canada has sent a powerful message that reverberates across all factions: Canada stands with Muslims. This is what M-103 accomplishes. And this is the kind of religious tolerance and inclusiveness that make Canada a model for diversity around the world.
Beyond law, we need merciless introspection, critical thinking and honest dialogue on part of both conservative and Muslim Canadians that would draw the two communities together and isolate hateful people. We cannot afford to lose more lives to radicalization and supremacism.
But a spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Canada is still troubled by the messages.
Iqra Khalid accused Tories of making a "fake frenzy around the word Islamophobia."