Ignore the M103 committee report at your peril. Sure, it's over one hundred pages of mostly dull bureaucratic jargon. And it largely doesn't live up to its hype.
There is no mention, positive or negative, of sharia law — as many of its critics cautioned against. Nor is there the same disproportionate focus on tending to the bruised ego of Sunni Islam, which is the tone that dominated the e-petition that first inspired the government motion that in turn kicked off this heritage committee report that was released the other day. Looks like the lobbying efforts on the part of concerned citizens was in large measure a success.
But what remains is still troubling. There are few pockets of society that the report – titled "Taking Action Against Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Including Islamophobia" – doesn't malign as having racial and religious animus bred in the bone.