Global News reported Sunday that "Peel Regional Police say they are investigating an incident as 'hate-motivated' after a woman can be seen on video at a Mississauga Islamic centre appearing to tear the pages of a Qur'an and putting the pages on cars while calling the religious text 'Satanic.'" So apparently now it's a crime in Canada to rip the Qur'an, and even to think ill of it.
This is not the most effective way to call attention to the exhortations to violence and hatred that are within the Qur'an. It allows the Muslims at the Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre, where this incident took place, to play the role of the victim, which they are doing to the hilt in the wake of this incident, and which we have seen that Muslim spokesmen are all too eager to play — victimhood, after all, is currency in today's society.
Still, if someone hostile to Christianity had torn pages of the New Testament and left them on car windshields at a church, would he or she be charged with a "hate crime"?