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Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee   of churches, forcible conversion to Islam in Muslim-majority areas, being jailed under blasphemy laws or through other legal or extra-legal means, and, in extreme cases, mass killings. Nearly half of the cases we support involve physical attacks, such as sexual violence, murder

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Mindy Michels

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee   was reporting in Chengdu on this church was any parallels or any techniques possibly being used on Christians that had been similar to those used on Uighur Muslims and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. When they were arrested, a lot of the detainees—some 20 of them, I think—were sent

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Lily Kuo

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  In the case of China and the Uighurs and what's happening to other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, we did see a shift in the response from the Chinese government after months of more international attention, international criticism and coverage. I think the turning point

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Lily Kuo

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  , the prime minister would be a Muslim Sunni, and the speaker of the house would be a Muslim Shia. I spoke to my Lebanese colleagues and said if we ran there, we could take each position, because we come from different religious backgrounds. Where I'm going with this is that if you look

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Marwan TabbaraLiberal

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee   not engage in evangelistic outreach to the Muslim majority community. Christians who evangelize face tremendous opposition from Islamist groups, including radical elements within the government. Christian women and girls are frequently kidnapped and forced into marriage with their Muslim

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Floyd Brobbel

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  I don't know much about that. In the case of the Early Rain church, I know that they and some Christian groups have spoken out about the case of the Uighur Muslims. I think that's important. That community often doesn't have a voice of its own within China because

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Lily Kuo

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee   Chinese are not religious. They're not Muslim, and most of them are not Christian. In terms of any tensions, from what I've seen, there don't seem to be religious-based tensions, but there is an amount of mistrust and suspicion, and an amount of anger over policies whereby the Han

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Lily Kuo

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee   other cases like that in the past year or past couple of years, involving attacks not just on Christians but also on Muslims. I think there you see this issue with the rule of law going hand in hand with abuse of social media, and, in the case of the Indian government

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Anna Lee Stangl

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  I have a motivation with regard to Albania. There's a special exhibit on Albania in Yad Vashem. At the time of the Second World War, it was actually a Muslim-dominated country. There were more Jews after the Second World War than before the war, because it actually protected

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

David SweetConservative

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee   were talking to a Muslim convert. Just as he came out of the pond where he was baptized, over the loudspeaker of the mosque in his village his name was identified. The villagers were told that he was just baptized and he was no longer permitted to have access to the stores

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Floyd Brobbel

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee   in Albania is a complicated thing, given that it was an atheist country for a very long time. A variety of actors are coming into the country now from all kinds of faith groups, whether it be Baha’is or Mormons or evangelical churches or Muslims who are vying for the faith of the Albanian

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Mindy Michels

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  . In others, they are targeted by non-state actors and members of other religious or ethic groups. It is important to note that the examples given demonstrate that Christians suffer human rights violations not only at the hands of Islamic extremists or in Muslim majority countries

June 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Anna Lee Stangl

Justice committee   imagine he was removed for anything but those particular comments and the fallout. This is an opportunity for the Conservatives to stand and say that we do not support the sharing of a manifesto of someone who murdered Muslim people in New Zealand. That never should have been read

June 13th, 2019Committee meeting

Tracey RamseyNDP

Foreign Affairs   to the Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the office had “successfully developed a community-based mechanism to help defuse tensions between different religious and ethnic groups”, including Christians and Muslims. Why did the Liberal government close an office that it knew

June 14th, 2019House debate

Harold AlbrechtConservative

Foreign Affairs   increased attacks for their religious beliefs. That is absolutely wrong. That includes Christians, it includes Muslims and it includes Jews. Our government is very clear in condemning these acts and in working to prevent them in Canada and in working to prevent them around the world.

June 14th, 2019House debate

Chrystia FreelandLiberal